This guide will help you get started making video tutorials for users of the MIT Libraries.
What is a video tutorial?
For our purposes, a video tutorial is a short (less than 5 minute) video demonstrating how to do something. Video tutorials should be created using ScreenFlow on the Mac in the Hayden Shared office (14S-234).
Create a video tutorial if:
Don't create a video tutorial if:
Vendor-created video tutorials:
Many vendors create help videos for their products. When possible, don't duplicate existing vendor-created videos. Instead, link to vendor-created videos from your research guide or Vera, whatever is closest to the point of need for the user. For example, a vendor video about Web of Science could be linked from the Vera record for Web of Science and from any LibGuides that link to the database.
To add or edit a video link in Vera, email vera-data.
Still not sure whether or not you should make a video? Email irs-lib.
After you decide to make a video tutorial, here's how to get started making one:
Need more help? Email screenflow-lib.