The WebLearn team employed a student intern over the summer to produce video screencast tutorials demonstrating the use of some of the most important tools in WebLearn. The 18 videos are now available on the WebLearn Guidance site listed as “Video tutorials” under the “Guides and tutorials” section.
Video tutorials provide users with short ‘just-in-time’ visual demonstrations of particular tools. The topics have been subdivided into short sections covering two or three tasks within a particular tool, and lasting only two or three minutes.
We decided for reasons of accessibility to produce the videos using written scripts only. The script can then be read out by screen readers, and hearing-impaired users are not at a disadvantage. At a later stage, voice-overs may be added, if time permits.
The tools that have been covered:
- Site info (manage site)
- Resources (share documents)
- Home tool (front page)
- Web Content link
- WYSIWYG HTML editor
Other tools will be covered later.