The Partnership is a relatively new network of provincial and territorial library associations across Canada. One of the services they offer is a series of online webinars called The Education Institute, and one of the upcoming sessions will be of interest to distance librarians - Karen Hunt from the University of Winnipeg will be presenting a session on Tuesday, March 7 at 1PM Eastern called Just-in-Time Tutorials using ViewletBuilder. There is a cost to register, but I know Karen and if you're looking for information about Qarbon ViewletBuilder this'll easily be worth the cost of admission. Information about the session:
Create point-of-need tutorials quickly with ViewletBuilder and post them to your Web site. In a matter of minutes you can respond to questions and problems being asked through virtual and face-to-face reference services, from how to recall a book, requesting an interlibrary loan to limiting a search to scholarly articles published in the last 3 years! Viewlets show screens, typing and mouse movements with accompanying text and/or audio. Make the most of ViewletBuilder for on-line instruction, reusing, repurposing and sharing viewlet content. Find out how easy it is to build tutorials for a consortium and edit them to reflect local information.
Key Topics You Will Explore
- What is a Web based tutorial and when are they useful additions to your Web site?
- What are some tips and tricks to designing a good on-line tutorial?
- After you create a viewlet, how do you post it on-line?
- What topics make good viewlets?
- How quick can you build a tutorial with ViewletBuilder software?
- How could viewlets be shared and repurposed in a consortium
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