Technology

Last Updated: 3/4/2020 12:59 PM

Welcome to the Technology Department's website page!

The Butler Area School District has a partnership with Questeq to provide Questeq's Educational Technology Management (ETM) service, The four defined ETM functions (process, equip, staff, & manage) encompasses the entire scope required to manage technology in a K-12 environment.

The I.T. HelpDesk x4357 (for District Employees only), staffed by Questeq in Coraopolis, answers phone calls to the HelpDesk during the hours of 7:30am-4:00pm, and should be your first contact for Technology assistance.  All requests for assistance are entered and tracked by the HelpDesk system and get assigned to a Butler Area School District I.T. staff person for follow-up and resolution. District employees also have the ability to create a HelpDesk ticket directly in the system using the following link: https://butler.sherpadesk.com/home

Butler faculty and staff can also access secure technology resources (forms, how-to's, etc.) on our Schoolpointe Intranet. Click here to login>

What's new in the 2019/20 School Year?

With the help of the Technology Team, we have evaluated several laptop computer makes & models and teachers have selected a new laptop model to replace their previous laptop computer. These have been distributed over the summer and at the beginning of school.

We've replaced more than 800 iPad tablets over the summer with new iPads that have more storage and support the myriad of new apps that have been released. An orange case has been provided so that we can easily tell the difference between previous models and the new one.

We've installed large flat screen monitors in more than 20 rooms at the elementary school level. These come equipped to be able to "mirror" a teacher laptop computer, and also come with AppleTV to mirror an iPad display.

We've equipped the two new Teacher Conference Center rooms at the Intermediate High School with 3 large flat screen monitors that are equipped to be able to "mirror" a teacher laptop computer, and also come with AppleTV to mirror an iPad display.

 

What's new in the 2018/19 School Year?

The Technology Department has been working diligently on implementing the new Tyler Student Information System. This system provides an entirely new way of storing and maintaining student-related data, and provides parents and guardians with a Parent Portal so that they have an easy way to view their student's information including homework assignments, grades, schedule and more.

We've also created Google accounts for all district students which provides improved communication with Google eMail and, if the teacher utilizes, Google Classroom.

This year we have added more than 500 student Apple iPad tablets to our existing equipment that we support, and this provides more students with hands-on technology for more web-based curriculum.