Examples and RationaleCheck out the links below to see some examples of Student Tutorials and how students have benefited from them.
Tips for Creating Tutorials
Keep it short (1-5 minutes).
Pause the recording several times to catch your breath and think about what you are going to say in the next section.
Have a list of the main steps or points you want to talk about before you record. A script is not necessary.
Nobody likes the sound of their own voice. Don't dwell on it.
Plan what you want to cover. If using images, place them on different pages
Sometimes you just have to take the plunge and record.
Little verbal slip ups are fine! They happen in real life too. Don't stop a recording over a little verbal miscue.
There is not a way to edit part of a recording with the free tools we are using.
You can use the Snipping Tool to take a picture of any document to use in a tutorial.
Tools for Creating Student TutorialsDo you need your students to explain things using a digital whiteboard or are you looking to have them explain things from a website, document, or PowerPoint? The chart below gives a comparison on two different tutorial tools which we will examine in this module. Please click on the links to visit the site for each tool and to view the video preview.
Tool Draw and record on whiteboard? Interact with a live website? Works on a computer? iPad app? Free? Website Video Preview Educreations Yes No - images only Yes Yes Yes https://www.educreations.com/ Educreations Demo Screen-Cast-O-Matic If you use Interwrite Workspace software Yes, records your computer screen Yes No Yes http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/**There are other ways that student tutorials can be created (like recording a video with a camera, tablet, smartphone). For the purpose of this module, we are focusing on only these two tools.