Do It Yourself Tutorials Adobe Captivate


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Do It Yourself Tutorials Adobe Captivate

  1. 1. Do-It-Yourself Tutorials with Adobe Captivate The William and Anita Newman Library, Baruch College Teaching & Technology Conference 2009
  2. 2. What is Captivate? <ul><li>Media content authoring tool (screen capture) </li></ul><ul><li>Software that lets you create “simulations, software demonstrations, scenario-based training, and quizzes without programming or multimedia skills” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why we wanted to use media authoring software <ul><li>To create tutorials with 24/7 access </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to create in-house tutorials with a quick turn around and a professional look </li></ul><ul><li>Complement instructional offerings </li></ul>
  4. 4. What We Did <ul><li>Identify need(s) & audience </li></ul><ul><li>Review other library online tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the tutorial (in Word) </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboard the tutorial (in PowerPoint) </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse </li></ul><ul><li>Capture </li></ul><ul><li>Fine-tune </li></ul><ul><li>Test/Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute/Promote </li></ul>
  5. 5. What We Learned <ul><li>Create a style guide and policy guide </li></ul><ul><li>Create a committee for approval (for style and content decisions, and buy-in) </li></ul><ul><li>Some design or editing experience is helpful, but not essential </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the tutorials short (chapters) </li></ul><ul><li>Add live boxes and click boxes to engage viewer </li></ul><ul><li>Fine-tuning/editing can be time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing other online library tutorials is helpful </li></ul>
  6. 6. Selected Libraries Using Captivate <ul><li>University of Oklahoma </li></ul><ul><li>Trinity College Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>University of Sussex http:// /library/electronic/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Presented by: <ul><li>Louise Klusek, Head of Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Danielle McGurran, Intern </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Rath, Graduate Services Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Tuthill, Information Services Librarian </li></ul>
  8. 8. Further Reading <ul><li>Adobe. (2008). The Adobe Captivate Blog: Conversation on Captivate and eLearning . Retrieved March 24, 2009, from Adobe Web site: </li></ul><ul><li>Blevins, A., & Elton, C. (2009, January). An Evaluation of Three Tutorial-creating Software Programs: Camtasia, PowerPoint, and MediaSite. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries , 6 (1), 1-7. </li></ul><ul><li>Clark, J., & Kou, Q. (2008, January). Captivate/Camtasia. Journal of the Medical Library Association , 96 (1), 75-78. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee, S., & Chao, C. (2008, Fall2008). A Study on E-learning Courseware Development Software for Computer Application Learning. Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences , 46 (1), 233-248. </li></ul><ul><li>Murley, D. (2007, Fall). Tools for Creating Video Tutorials. Law Library Journal 99(4) . 857-61. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Maryland, University Libraries. Best Practices Using Adobe Captivate . Retrieved March 24, 2009, from University of Maryland Libraries Web site: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Wales, T., & Robertson, P. (2008, October). Captivating Open University students with online literature search tutorials created using screen capture software. Program: Electronic Library & Information Systems , 42 (4), 365-381. </li></ul><ul><li>Yelinek, K., Tarnowski, L., Hannon, P., & Oliver, S. (2008). Captivate MenuBuilder: Creating an Online Tutorial for Teaching Software. The Clearing House , 82 (2), 101-6. </li></ul>