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Center for Academic Technology


Academic Technology Consultations

CAT staff  frequently consult with faculty and academic staff on Butler academic systems such as Moodle, Panopto, WordPress, Zoom, Google Apps, Poll Everywhere and other academic technologies such as online instructional video and creation of accessible course materials. Consultations are free of charge and can be scheduled by submitting a Consultation Request, calling 317-940-8575 or sending an email to CAT's hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday but appointments outside of the normal hours may be made by arrangement. 

Academic Technology Workshops

CAT schedules a variety of workshops throughout the semester. Workshops are typically hands-on and aim to help faculty and academic staff make best use of academic technology in support of their instructional goals. When relevant, scholarly literature will be referenced as a basis for workshop concepts. View CAT's current workshop line-up. College, department and program leaders as well as faculty and academic staff are encouraged to work with CAT to design and offer customized workshops that may be facilitated in their college or department. Submit a workshop request. 

Collaborative Projects

CAT staff are eager to work with faculty and academic staff on projects that impact student learning through incorporation of technology. One such example is the Lightboard project. CAT was awarded an Innovation Fund grant and a donation from alumni, Marjorie Rork  '53, to outfit the Marjorie Rork Lightboard Studio that faculty and academic staff can use to create engaging online video instructional experiences. Learn more about lightboard technology and how it can impact learners.  Faculty and academic staff interested in partnering with CAT to explore innovative uses of academic technology should contact CAT by calling 317-940-8575 or by sending an email to

Lending Library Equipment Loans

CAT has a significant inventory of equipment that may be loaned to faculty and academic staff for use in support of learning. Items include iPads; laptops, various cameras, microphones, tripods and other equipment. Learn more about equipment loans and see the full list of available equipment. Trainings on how to use the equipment will be offered and are provided by Information Commons students. 

Software Training

The Information Commons (IC) student employment partnership that CAT and Butler libraries co-coordinate is positioned to offer introductory trainings on software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative suite, video editing basics and other software for faculty, staff and students at Butler.  The goal of IC trainings isn't necessarily to support  classroom instruction (CAT staff's role) but to enhance the software skill level of individuals who attend the trainings. Visit the Information Commons site to learn more and to inquire about trainings.