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= Links to Great Online Tutorials =
 
= Links to Great Online Tutorials =
*[http://library.ucalgary.ca/services/libraryconnection/tutorials.php University of Calgary]
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*[http://venus.atlantic.edu/dagostino/apa/APA_06.html Atlantic Community College]
*[http://www.atlantic.edu/library/tutorial.html Atlantic Community College]
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*[http://ocls.cmich.edu/help/overview/index.html Central Michigan University]
 
*[http://ocls.cmich.edu/help/overview/index.html Central Michigan University]
*[http://www.brandonu.ca/Library/COPPUL/ ANTS: ANimated Tutorial Sharing project by COPPUL]
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*[http://ants.wetpaint.com/ ANTS: ANimated Tutorial Sharing project by COPPUL]This project was designed to enable librarians to share in the development of point-of-need animated tutorials for a multitude of e-products. The project makes use of new Collaborative Information Technology (CIT) via an Open Source Institutional Repository (DSpace), a Wiki, RSS Feeds and Web Pages. This enables participants to (1) identify tutorials for development and (2) keep others up to date on their work. Initially only COPPUL librarians could add content to the Repository; but as of October 2006, any librarian can add content as well as download open source tutorials. It should also be noted that as its list of e-resources for tutorial development is on a Wiki, the list is considered to be a starting point for development. Anyone can add new e-products to the list of tutorials for development. Similarly, other types of library tutorials are welcome. One need only indicate that it exists on the wiki and ensure that the source code for the tutorial is uploaded into DSpace.
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*[http://www.library.dal.ca/How/LibCasts/ Dalhousie University LibCasts]
 
*[http://libraries.ou.edu/help/tutorials/  University of Oklahoma]
 
*[http://libraries.ou.edu/help/tutorials/  University of Oklahoma]
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*[http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/tutorials/index.html University of Minnesota]
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*[http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/media/index.html Binghamton University]
  
= Tips for Developing Online Tutorials =
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= Tips for Developing Online Tutorials & Other Tricks =
1. Resources: Consider what type of software best meets the needs of your library and your tutorial.
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#'''Resources:''' Consider what type of software best meets the needs of your library and your tutorial.
2. Budget: Determine your budget for software and staffing for the project. Often an online tutorial project can be funded with grant money from a parent institution.
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#'''Budget:''' Determine your budget for software and staffing for the project. Often an online tutorial project can be funded with grant money from a parent institution.
3. Technical Support: Secure some form of ongoing technical support for your tutorials. Tech support can come from your library systems department or a campus Information Technology department.  
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#'''Technical Support:''' Secure some form of ongoing technical support for your tutorials. Tech support can come from your library systems department or a campus Information Technology department.  
4. Planning: Many people find "storyboarding" and graphic outlines to be useful tools for planning tutorials.
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#'''Planning:''' Many people find "storyboarding" and graphic outlines to be useful tools for planning tutorials.
5. Content: Carefully consider your audience when designing tutorials. Tailor tutorials to meet the needs of your audience. Tutorials can be course-related or stand alone. The objectives of the tutorial should be clearly stated for users. The most effective online tutorials allow for interaction and "active learning." Graphics add to the learning experience, but studies have found that adding sound to a tutorial doesn't work. Be sure and provide contact information for librarians who can help tutorial users with the tasks covered in the tutorial. Many tutorials contain email links.
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#'''Content:''' Carefully consider your audience when designing tutorials. Tailor tutorials to meet the needs of your audience. Tutorials can be course-related or stand alone. The objectives of the tutorial should be clearly stated for users. The most effective online tutorials allow for interaction and "active learning." Graphics add to the learning experience, but studies have found that adding sound to a tutorial doesn't work. Be sure and provide contact information for librarians who can help tutorial users with the tasks covered in the tutorial. Many tutorials contain email links.
6. Keep tutorials current. Update as information and resources change and evolve.
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#'''Currency:''' Keep tutorials current. Update as information and resources change and evolve.
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#'''Feedback:''' Have a novice user review your tutorial to ensure ease of use and to ensure all tasks/steps are clearly defined in the tutorial.
  
 
= Software We Like =  
 
= Software We Like =  
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[http://www.thedvshow.com/whopper-list-of-every-screencasting-tool-on-the-planet/ Whopper List of Every Screencasting Tool on the Planet]
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==Windows==
 
*[http://www.camstudio.org/ CamStudio] (GPL)
 
*[http://www.camstudio.org/ CamStudio] (GPL)
*[http://www.macromedia.com/software/captivate/ Macromedia Captivate]
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*[http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/ Adobe Captivate] (formerly Macromedia Captivate)
*[http://www.techsmith.com/ TechSmith Camtasia]
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*[http://techsmith.com/camtasia.asp TechSmith Camtasia]
*[http://www.qarbon.com/ Qarbon Viewlet Builder]
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*[http://www.qarbon.com/presentation-software/viewletbuilder5/ Qarbon ViewletBuilder 5]
 
*[http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Wink] (Freeware)
 
*[http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Wink] (Freeware)
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*[http://freescreencast.com/ Freescreencast.com] (Free - Windows Only - includes free hosting)
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*[http://jingproject.com/ Jing] (Free - OSX and Windows - includes free hosting)
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*[http://www.utipu.com/app/ TipCam from Utipu.com]
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==Mac==
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*[http://www.techsmith.com/camtasiamac/ Camtasia:mac]
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*[http://www.shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html iShowU]
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*[http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/ Snapz Pro X]
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*[http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm ScreenFlow] (Leopard Only)
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*[http://jingproject.com/ Jing] (Free - OSX and Windows - includes free hosting)
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*[http://www.qarbon.com/presentation-software/viewletbuilder/ Qarbon ViewletBuilder 4]
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==Linux==
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*[http://www.qarbon.com/presentation-software/viewletbuilder/ Qarbon ViewletBuilder 4]
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*[http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Wink] (Freeware)
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*[http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/ xvidcap]
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*[http://www.tuxradar.com/content/group-test-screencasting-apps Tux Radar Group test: screencasting apps]
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==Web-based (Platform Independent)==
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*[http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ Screencast-O-Matic] (Free)
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*[http://www.screentoaster.com/ ScreenToaster] (Free)
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*[http://www.screenr.com Screenr]
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*[http://www.screencastle.com ScreenCastle]
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*[http://www.screenjelly.com/ Screenjelly]
  
 
= Blogs/Websites to Watch =
 
= Blogs/Websites to Watch =
 
*[http://distlib.blogs.com/ Distant Librarian]
 
*[http://distlib.blogs.com/ Distant Librarian]
*[http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/ Jon Udell's Weblog]
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*[http://blog.jonudell.net Jon Udell's Weblog]
 
*[https://ospace.scholarsportal.info/policies/policies.jsp CORIL] A small but growing Canadian repository of online learning objects sponsored by the Ontario Council of University Libraries
 
*[https://ospace.scholarsportal.info/policies/policies.jsp CORIL] A small but growing Canadian repository of online learning objects sponsored by the Ontario Council of University Libraries
 
*[http://www.ala.org/ala/acrlbucket/is/iscommittees/webpages/emergingtech/primo/index.htm PRIMO] A database of links to "peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments". Produced by the Instruction Section of the ALA/ACRL.
 
*[http://www.ala.org/ala/acrlbucket/is/iscommittees/webpages/emergingtech/primo/index.htm PRIMO] A database of links to "peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments". Produced by the Instruction Section of the ALA/ACRL.
 
*[http://instructionwiki.org/Sharing_resources Library Instruction Wiki] - Sharing resources section
 
*[http://instructionwiki.org/Sharing_resources Library Instruction Wiki] - Sharing resources section
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*[http://econtent.typepad.com Rich Hoeg's eContent Blog] - knowledge management from the corporate perspective
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*[http://www.notess.com/screencasting/ LibCasting]
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*[http://scrast.net/ Scrast.net]
  
 
= Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out =
 
= Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out =
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*[http://steadfastlibrarian.wordpress.com/2008/03/05/captivate-vs-camtasia-its-anybodys-game/ Captivate vs. Camtasia - It's Anybody's Game] by Steadfast Librarian
 
*[http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005/05/screencasting-to-help-your-mom.html Screencasting to Help Your Mom] by Digital Inspiration
 
*[http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005/05/screencasting-to-help-your-mom.html Screencasting to Help Your Mom] by Digital Inspiration
 
*[http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/index.php/index.php?p=206 Camtasia vs. Captivate] by Information Wants to be Free
 
*[http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/index.php/index.php?p=206 Camtasia vs. Captivate] by Information Wants to be Free
 
*[http://distlib.blogs.com/distlib/2005/01/macromedia_capt.html Macromedia Captivate vs. Qarbon ViewletBuilder] by Distant Librarian
 
*[http://distlib.blogs.com/distlib/2005/01/macromedia_capt.html Macromedia Captivate vs. Qarbon ViewletBuilder] by Distant Librarian
 
*[http://www.masternewmedia.org/2001/06/29/creating_interactive_learning_tutorials_for_software.htm Creating Interactive Learning Tutorials for Software] by Robin Good
 
*[http://www.masternewmedia.org/2001/06/29/creating_interactive_learning_tutorials_for_software.htm Creating Interactive Learning Tutorials for Software] by Robin Good
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*[http://www.vtdemos.com/ Demo services for Software products] by Mervyn
 
*[http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2004/11/11/primetime.html Movies of Software] by Jon Udell
 
*[http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2004/11/11/primetime.html Movies of Software] by Jon Udell
 
*[http://www.teachinglibrarian.org/weblog/2005/10/our-reference-wiki-and-online.html Our Reference Wiki and Online Tutorials] by Stephen Francoeur
 
*[http://www.teachinglibrarian.org/weblog/2005/10/our-reference-wiki-and-online.html Our Reference Wiki and Online Tutorials] by Stephen Francoeur
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*[http://econtent.typepad.com/econtent/2006/11/rich_hoegs_scre.html Web 2.0 Screencast Tutorials] by Rich Hoeg
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*[http://econtent.typepad.com/econtent/2006/11/have_a_knowledg.html Google Co-Op Search Engines & Tutorial] by Rich Hoeg
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*[http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6632973.html That's Infotainment] School Library Journal article by Ellyssa Kroski
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*[http://www.labnol.org/software/tutorials/make-720p-hd-widescreen-screencasts-for-youtube/8031/ How to Make 720p High Definition Screencast Videos for YouTube] by Digital Inspiration
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*[http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1823964 "More Than Words" screencasting as a reference tool] by Allison Carr & Pearl Ly Reference Services Review 2009, 37(4) p. 408-420. DOI: 10.1108/00907320911007010
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 02:38, 4 May 2010

Contents

[edit] Success Stories

[edit] Links to Great Online Tutorials

  • Atlantic Community College
  • Central Michigan University
  • ANTS: ANimated Tutorial Sharing project by COPPULThis project was designed to enable librarians to share in the development of point-of-need animated tutorials for a multitude of e-products. The project makes use of new Collaborative Information Technology (CIT) via an Open Source Institutional Repository (DSpace), a Wiki, RSS Feeds and Web Pages. This enables participants to (1) identify tutorials for development and (2) keep others up to date on their work. Initially only COPPUL librarians could add content to the Repository; but as of October 2006, any librarian can add content as well as download open source tutorials. It should also be noted that as its list of e-resources for tutorial development is on a Wiki, the list is considered to be a starting point for development. Anyone can add new e-products to the list of tutorials for development. Similarly, other types of library tutorials are welcome. One need only indicate that it exists on the wiki and ensure that the source code for the tutorial is uploaded into DSpace.
  • Dalhousie University LibCasts
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Minnesota
  • Binghamton University

[edit] Tips for Developing Online Tutorials & Other Tricks

  1. Resources: Consider what type of software best meets the needs of your library and your tutorial.
  2. Budget: Determine your budget for software and staffing for the project. Often an online tutorial project can be funded with grant money from a parent institution.
  3. Technical Support: Secure some form of ongoing technical support for your tutorials. Tech support can come from your library systems department or a campus Information Technology department.
  4. Planning: Many people find "storyboarding" and graphic outlines to be useful tools for planning tutorials.
  5. Content: Carefully consider your audience when designing tutorials. Tailor tutorials to meet the needs of your audience. Tutorials can be course-related or stand alone. The objectives of the tutorial should be clearly stated for users. The most effective online tutorials allow for interaction and "active learning." Graphics add to the learning experience, but studies have found that adding sound to a tutorial doesn't work. Be sure and provide contact information for librarians who can help tutorial users with the tasks covered in the tutorial. Many tutorials contain email links.
  6. Currency: Keep tutorials current. Update as information and resources change and evolve.
  7. Feedback: Have a novice user review your tutorial to ensure ease of use and to ensure all tasks/steps are clearly defined in the tutorial.

[edit] Software We Like

Whopper List of Every Screencasting Tool on the Planet

[edit] Windows

[edit] Mac

[edit] Linux

[edit] Web-based (Platform Independent)

[edit] Blogs/Websites to Watch

[edit] Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out

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