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Workshop of Your Choice!

Do you have a student project (e.g. infographics) involving academic technology and need an in-class training? Does your department want a refresher on a Butler system? Submit a workshop request with the details and we'll design a workshop around your needs.

Beginning of Semester Open Sessions

In this open session, we'll have CAT staff available for your any of your academic technology questions—Turnitin grading efficiency tips, gradebook help, video/audio assignment feedback, and more. Feel free to drop in anytime during this 2-hour window for assistance.

Register | 8/16/18 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm | CAT Learning Lounge | Facilitator: CAT Staff
Register | 8/23/18 | 9:00am to 11:00am | CAT Learning Lounge | Facilitator: CAT Staff

CAT Downloads

Getting beyond the simple how-to, our CAT Downloads series will focus on evidence-based student engagement strategies using technology. Over a provided lunch, CAT Academic Technology Specialists will give a short talk, and then open up the floor for peer collaboration through questions and discussion. Come share your classroom insights and learn from your peers. 

#1: Learning Management System (LMS) Review Info Session

This CAT Downloads session will give updates and the background on the LMS review that Butler is currently undertaking. Key features of each system (Moodle 3.5, Brightspace, and Canvas) will be discussed. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions.

Register | 9/14/18 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | CAT Learning Lounge | Facilitator: Gideon Sears

#2: Sound Booth Showcase

This CAT Downloads session will showcase the capabilities of CAT’s newest facility—our recording sound booth. This new space is designed to give instructors a quiet space to produce high-quality media to support their instruction. Whether you need to produce a podcast, a narrated online lecture, a screencast, or other types of media, this facility will give you the tools you need.

Register | 10/11/18 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | CAT Learning Lounge | Facilitator: Tom Janke

#3: Academic Technology and Innovation Grant (ATIG) Program Information Session

The ATIG program is designed to give faculty space and incentive to explore instructional innovation with technology. This CAT Downloads session will highlight projects and lessons learned from the first year of our ATIG program which focused on Lightboard technology, and we’ll also discuss how we are expanding the program to include other types of academic technology.

Register | 11/9/18 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | CAT Learning Lounge | Facilitator: Tom Janke

#4: Tech Hacks for Teaching and Learning in the Humanities

This CAT Downloads session will highlight a variety of low-threshold tech tools that can be used to enhance teaching and scholarship in the humanities. Special emphasis will be placed on digital timeline and mapping tools.

Register | 12/7/18 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | CAT Learning Lounge | Facilitator: Megan Grady-Rutledge

RSVP for all CAT Downloads at once.