In this section, I will discuss a video tutorial I made using the QuickTime Player application on my laptop. Tutorials are easy, simple engaging and interactive ways to show an audience specific steps for a process or to showcase something in a more interesting way. They can be the perfect PR tool for a new company, program or procedure. It also engages an audience and takes the pressure off of them to try and figure something out without having seen the process.
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For this tutorial, I chose to film a video guiding the viewer through one of the many tools of AUaccess, Auburn's online campus page life for registered students. This would be helpful for incoming freshmen who are overwhelmed and confused by the many various aspects of AUaccess. The page itself has so many options and so much to offer and many times even seasoned veterans forget where to find the information they want. Therefore, this video could also be used as a refresher for students in general who forget how to use certain functions of the portal.
My tutorial specifically guides the viewer through the steps to make or cancel an advisor appointment. This idea could be expanded and used by the university to make more tutorials guiding students through different aspects of the portal. For instance, there could be one specifically geared towards how to sign up for classes, or how to look up classes, or how to check a cumulative GPA.
To create my tutorial I used QuickTime Player's screen recording feature. This function can be found on most computers and is easily accessible. If you don't know where to look, type it into the search bar and open the application. From there choose "Screen Recording." This can be a silent video, or to add sound, turn on the audio and visual functions. Though a simple process, this is an invaluable tool to showcase any step-by-step method or any tutorial in a more engaging way.