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Center for Academic Technology


The Center for Academic Technology offers trainings in a variety of formats to meet the needs of our Butler community. These formats include:

For a list of our upcoming workshops, visit the Events page.


Self-Paced Courses

CAT utilizes Canvas courses to provide on-demand training to meet your busy schedule. Training content is either created in-house by the CAT team or carefully curated from a combination of vendor content and existing well-developed Creative Commons licensed content, and the trainings are completed asynchronously. Many of the courses listed below use Canvas’ “self-enrollment” feature, meaning you can sign up right now with no restrictions; simply click the enroll link to start the enrollment process. If a course is not using self-enrollment, follow the instructions in the course description for next steps.

Canvas 101 Training for Instructors

Enroll in Canvas 101

This self-enroll course is designed to get you familiar with Canvas. Structured into eight modules, the course covers the overall Canvas interface, content and activity creation, grading, and user settings. If you would like a sandbox to practice the skills covered in this course, complete the Sandbox Request form.

Pivot Pedagogy

This course will help you to pivot between face-to-face instruction, hybrid/flipped formats, and online course delivery. Enrollment with your dean’s approval is required for those new to teaching online or hybrid courses at Butler. Faculty not required to take the course but who have interest in doing so for their own professional development will also need their Dean’s approval. 

To earn a Pivot Pedagogy completion certificate and stipend, you need to complete a minimum of eight modules. To enroll in Pivot Pedagogy, complete the enrollment survey

Two REQUIRED modules include: 

  • Keeping Accessibility Front of Mind and  
  • Flipped Classroom Approaches 

For your remaining six modules, choose from an assortment of topics. Options include: 

  • Five modules focused on pedagogy 
  • Nine modules focused on technology, and  
  • One module on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Faculty who previously completed Pivot Pedagogy or simply want to reference the content may see a read-only version of the course.  


Third Party/Vendor Training & Support

24/7 Vendor Support

Butler students, faculty, and staff have access to 24/7 support from some of our vendors. Use the contact information below to speak to a support agent.

  Canvas Zoom
Faculty/Staff Online chat OR call  844-483-5027 Chat with Zoom OR submit a case
Students Online chat OR call 844-483-5026 Chat with Zoom

Infobase Learning Cloud

Butler subscribes to Infobase Learning Cloud (formerly Hoonuit), a web-based repository of online, on demand, tutorials covering a range of topics including software, soft skills, career readiness, accessibility, and more. Butler faculty, staff, and students can more that 1,700 courses and 100,000 step-by-step tutorials by logging into Infobase with their Butler email and password at

Training Webinars from Zoom

The Zoom support team hosts daily training sessions for new and advanced users. Join a training to begin learning Zoom or to refresh your skills. Choose from one of the trainings below.

Visit the Zoom live training webinars page to check for updates or new webinar titles. For a self-paced option, explore Zoom's video tutorials.

Training Webinars from Panopto

Butler faculty, staff, and students can attend training sessions hosted by the Panopto support team. Users can join a Basic Training Webinar live by registering using the links below or watch a recorded Basics Training Webinar.

Panopto Basic Training Webinar Registration Links:

Weekly Live Q&A:

Butler faculty, staff, and students can also search Panopto’s video tutorials and/or written documentation for help with specific questions.


Upcoming Workshops

Visit the Events page for information on upcoming workshops.

Interested in a customized workshop for your department or program? 

Past Workshops

Recordings and resources from past workshops are posted in the dropdowns below.


Hypothesis: An Overview

This vendor facilitated online workshop will explore one of our newer Canvas-integrated tools. Hypothesis makes it easy for students in classes to annotate readings collaboratively. This session will show how Hypothesis can promote student engagement, expand reading comprehension, and build critical-thinking and community in classes. Collaborative annotation makes reading active, visible, and social, enabling students to engage with their texts, teachers, ideas, and each other in deeper, more meaningful ways

View Recording 

Classroom Technology Recordings

Techapalooza with the COE (12/4/2020)

During this workshop, the CAT team gave a brief overview of several tools in open breakout sessions with the College of Education. The purpose of this session was to spark new ideas for student engagement in the classroom, especially in an online/hy-flex context, instead of comprehensively covering each tool. The topics included:

If you would like to learn more about any of the tools above or how to incorporate them into your class, submit a CAT consultation request for a one-on-one meeting.

Building Rubrics & Linked Outcomes in Canvas

This workshop addressed rubric design and implementation. Attendees were asked to come with an idea of a rubric for a specific assignment for one of their course student learning outcomes; during the workshop, attendees designed rubrics for their assignment and then built the rubric in Canvas. Attendees also learned how to use and modify existing rubrics in Canvas and how to grade assignments using the Canvas rubric tool. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Using an assignment from one of your courses, identify how it aligns with Student Learning Outcomes at the module, course, and program level (as appropriate).
  • Describe the importance of rubrics for you as an instructor and for your students.
  • Differentiate between the three types of rubrics.
  • Using the process shown during the workshop, design your own rubric.
  • Reflect on factors that may influence your grading decisions.


Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives Unpacked

This quick and practical session focused on how to write Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) appropriate for the degree level of your course and its strategic placement within the program curriculum. The discussion emphasized getting the most from Bloom’s taxonomy and tips for writing solid and measurable outcomes to guide the design of course content and assessments.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate between Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes.
  • Describe the characteristics of Student Learning Outcomes.
  • Construct your own Student Learning Outcome.


Canvas Recorded Webinars

Getting Started with Canvas

These facilitated sessions are designed to get Canvas newbies up and running with the essentials of Canvas. In particular, participants will learn how to navigate Canvas, create a profile, locate support options, use Conversations (course email), post a syllabus and announcement, create an assignment, module and use speedgrader. Request link.

Canvas Assignments

In this session, participants will learn the basics of Assessment tools in Canvas. Participants will create a graded discussion forum, an assignment for online submission, and a basic quiz. Additionally, the Attendance Tool will be covered. View now. (37 min)

Canvas Quizzes

In this session, we will cover all aspects of the Quizzes tool in Canvas. Participants will start with creating a basic quiz and then move to exploring all of the advanced features. We will address the use cases for the different types of quizzes as well as the various options when creating a quiz. A basic understanding of Canvas is recommended but not required. View now. (54 min)

Canvas Collaborations

Learn how to take advantage of all the tools built into Canvas for student collaboration such as groups, peer reviewing and discussions.  We will also look at the Collaboration tool which integrates with Google Docs which streamlines sharing among group members. View now. (27 min)

Canvas SpeedGrader

Faculty will learn how to access the Speedgrader, add assignment comments and markups, and use a pre-existing rubric for grading. View now. (29 min)

Panopto / Canvas Studio

Participants will explore the Panopto and Canvas Studio integrations with Canvas and will learn how to: 

  • Set up their course for each/either tool,
  • Add faculty-created content to the course,
  • Create student video assignments,
  • Use the discussion features of both tools,
  • Embed quizzes in videos.

Participants will also learn accessibility best practices. View now. (100 min)

Zoom Recorded Webinars

Getting Started with Zoom

This training covers how to add Zoom to Canvas, how to schedule meetings, and basics of meeting facilitation. View now. (67 min)

Zoom Next Steps

This training covers Zoom breakout rooms, sharing a computer screen, sharing a whiteboard, and Zoom annotation features. View now. (52 min)

Panopto Recorded Webinars

Getting Started with Panopto

This training walks through how to turn on Panopto in your Canvas course, how to download the recorder, and how to do a basic recording. View now (22 min)

Panopto/Canvas Studio

This training covers how to enable Panopto in Canvas, how to create a recording, how to share the recording with students, and how to add quizzes to videos. Additionally, faculty will learn how to set up Panopto assignments where students can upload videos and how to view submissions in the SpeedGrader. Finally, faculty will learn how to record and upload to Canvas Studio and add Studio videos to a course. View now. (100 min)

Proctorio Recorded Webinars

Getting Started with Proctorio

By the end of this training, faculty will be able to:

  • add Proctorio to their course;
  • create a Proctorio assessment;
  • select appropriate Proctorio settings;
  • use the Proctorio gradebook; and
  • know how students will experience Proctorio.

View now. (47 min)

Advising Recorded Webinars (Zoom & Canvas)

Setting Up a Zoom Meeting

This video walks through how to set up a recurring Zoom meeting with no fixed time and a waiting room enabled (recommended for back-to-back advising appointments). View now. (3 min)

Creating Sign-Up Times in Canvas

This video demonstrates how to create sign-up appointments using the Canvas calendar and your advisor course. View now. (2 min)

How Students Sign Up

This video shows how to sign up for an appointment from the student perspective. View now. (1 min)