Create Professional Screencast Demos on a Budget

Speakers

Delroy Thompson
User Assistance Designer, SumTotal Systems

Start

December 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

End

December 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Create Professional Screencast Demos on a Budget

The objectives include the following:

  1. Introduce free (or partially free) content creation tools.
  2. Demonstrate my preferences/strategies to get the most out of using the tools.
  3. Interact with practitioners of the technical communication field.

 Takeaways:

Many technical communication practitioners might think that the cost and learning curve to use video tutorials are prohibitive. These are contrary beliefs. You can create quality video tutorials as you test free versions of professional tools, and you can opt to test ones that are easy to learn.

Attendees will leave the session with a good sense of the basic tools they would need to produce professional looking/sounding screencasts. Attendees will also enjoy the opportunity to preview tools, and they will leave with simple strategies to use these tools to improve the outcome of their projects.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do education events take place?

Webinars are held every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5).

A majority of online courses are held Tuesdays-Thursdays between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5), as to not conflict with webinar times.

When will I receive the Adobe Connect instructions for an event?

Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions three (3) hours before the webinar begins, approximately at 11:00 AM EDT/EST.

Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions one (1) day before the online course begins.

To participate in a webinar and an online course, you must be able to access Adobe Connect, STC’s online meeting space. You can test your Adobe Connect connection here. Adobe Connect is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line, or a computer with VoIP capabilities.

I registered for an online course, what are my next steps?

Once you register for an online course, you will receive a confirmation receipt that day. A majority of our online courses uses Moodle, STC’s course management site, which attendees will receive the login instructions two (2) days before the course begins.

If you cannot access Adobe Connect and/or Moodle (as needed), then you will not be able to successfully complete an online course.

I registered for a webinar, but will be unable to attend. Will a recording be available?

If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar that day, they will receive an email with a link to the recording, and an evaluation link along with the PDF of the presentation.

I registered for a webinar and/or an online course, but cannot attend at that time. Will I receive a refund?

If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar and/or an online course, the cost is transferable to a future event, but is not refundable. Online registration closes one-two business days before the education event begins.

I want to take a specific course that isn't listed online. Will it be offered in the future?

STC rotates its courses every year as we try to offer the most popular ones within the first half of the year. Online courses are subject to change or are offered more than once per quarter. If a course is not listed, STC will offer it again in the following year.

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