Creating Online Tutorials with Screencasting

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These slides accompany a Project Play Webinar presented on June 24, 2009. The webinar recording is available at http://blip.tv/file/2284237.

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Creating Online Tutorials with Screencasting

  1. 1. Creating Online Tutorials with Screencasting Beth Carpenter, OWLS Stef Morrill, SCLS
  2. 2. What is Screencasting?
  3. 3. Screen•cast skrēn kast n a movie that captures the display from a computer screen along with someone talking about what’s being shown. This might take the form of a formal narrated Powerpoint presentation, a software demo, or an informal walk- through of a particular concept.* * Definition from http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/training/page6885.cfm
  4. 4. A movie....
  5. 5. ...that captures the display from a computer screen.....
  6. 6. ...along with someone talking about what's being shown.
  7. 7. A formal narrated Powerpoint presentation...
  8. 8. a software demo...
  9. 9. or an informal walk-through of a particular concept...
  10. 10. Why Screencasting?
  11. 11. People have different learning styles
  12. 12. People learn at different speeds
  13. 13. People learn at different times and in different places
  14. 14. People look different places for help
  15. 15. People are busy
  16. 16. People want their privacy
  17. 17. People want a human touch
  18. 18. Examples
  19. 19. Camtasia Settings for YouTube Best Results
  20. 20. Using Truncation (Library Instruction)
  21. 21. Placing a Hold... So Easy, But Can a Caveman Do It?
  22. 22. InfoSoup • 7 screencasts hosted on blip.tv • online catalog help • linked & embedded in help pages in opac • embedded in blog posts and member library web sites 4,373 views http://infosoup.blip.tv/
  23. 23. How?
  24. 24. You will need... • computer • microphone or headset • screencasting tool • a host Excellent getting started article at http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/training/page6885.cfm
  25. 25. Screencasting Tools • Camtasia $ • Jing • ScreenCastle • ScreenToaster • + lots of other options (see Wikipedia list)
  26. 26. Time for Demos!
  27. 27. Hosts • Screencast.com • YouTube • Blip.TV • Vimeo • Viddler
  28. 28. Tips
  29. 29. Tip #1 plan, but don't script
  30. 30. Tip #2 control your mouse
  31. 31. Tip #3 record your screen actions first - add audio later
  32. 32. Tip #4 embrace imperfection
  33. 33. Tip #5 be enthusiastic, share your passion!
  34. 34. Tip #6 be brief
  35. 35. Tip #7 consider adding captions
  36. 36. Tip #8 save your outtakes
  37. 37. Questions?
  38. 38.   Beth Carpenter, OWLS bcarpent@mail.owls.lib.wi.us Stef Morrill, SCLS smorrill@scls.lib.wi.us
  39. 39. All photos used under the Creative Commons  license.   Photo credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos http://www.flickr.com/photo /wonderlane/1425117940/ s/iiiii/3078375045/ http://www.flickr.com/photos /87777282@N00/87075666/ http://www.flickr.com/photos /bastard_admin/1095001183/ http://www.flickr.com/photos /kalleboo/2215469666/

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