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We put together a list of seven essentials of a good tutorial video, along with key questions that accompany each one, so you can simply go down the list and double-check that your video is ready to educate and engage your audience.

Video Tutorial


Ensuring your tutorial meets a high standard of clarity begins with planning. When you start working on a tutorial, set specific learning objectives for the viewer. Write these objectives out and ensure that they identify the actions or concepts that users need to know to be successful after watching your tutorial.

A short tutorial should have one to three objectives. If you find yourself getting to five or more, review your objectives and determine if all truly are objectives. While there are often a number of elements that need to be covered in a video, not all of them are learning objectives.

Once objectives are finalized, use them as the guides that help construct the tutorial. Each part should be designed to ensure that the learning objective is achieved without meandering from the focus.

While you may normally read a sentence as though it leads right into another, the video may require more time to show the action. This can make for awkward pauses or the need to rush the video. Take a pause at the end of each sentence, step, and sub-step. This makes it easier to add time into the narration when you edit the video.

The third element of good pacing happens when you record and edit your video. If you plan to use screen recordings, make sure to use smooth, easy-to-follow cursor movements when recording. They can always be sped up in the finished recording.

When you have a draft or even a portion complete, watch your video. Stop to listen to each part and consider if it feels natural. The cool thing about video editing is you have full control over pacing and can always change the amount of time between sentences, steps, and even sections.

Finally, we get to the part of a good tutorial that most people think of first: Presentation. The presentation is, of course, very important. It is also easy to focus on and forget everything that comes before it, like designing a beautiful book cover before writing the book.

Once in the video editor, zooming and panning features allows you to get close-ups of different parts of the screen to highlight important information. Just make sure to have the best picture possible to ensure a quality video.

Finally, share your video to the platform where the audience who needs or wants it will access it. For many tutorials, this means YouTube. However, for some companies, it might be their own website, team page, or knowledge center.

At TechSmith, we place our tutorials on our website, YouTube, and a number of social media channels so they are easy for customers to access. We also have some great ideas about video hosting to help you out.

To properly report tax, construction businesses need to understand Washington's business tax system and general application of Business and Occupation (B&O) tax classifications, retail sales tax, and use tax. This video will help those engaged in construction activities determine their state tax liability.Watch the construction industry video (31:32)

If you're facing an audit, or just want to know more about audits, this video will give you information about what to expect before, during, and after an audit by the Departments of Revenue, Labor & Industries, and Employment Security.Watch how to prepare for an audit video (30:04)

A recent study from Wyzowl shows that 86 percent of businesses use video as a marketing tool, and 92 percent of marketers say video is an important part of their marketing strategy. Also, a staggering percentage of businesses who use video as their communication tool believe that it has increased user understanding of their product or service.

There is no doubt that tutorial videos have the power to guide viewers on the proper way of using a product or a service. Such a discovery changes how businesses operate and engage with their customers and networks.

The process of creating video tutorials is easy, but there are a few considerations you need to take into account. The following guidelines can help you plan for it effectively, ensuring that you are giving your video tutorial some proper structure.

Finally, show them what they can achieve once they finish watching the tutorial. For example, you can show an image that presents the final result they can get once they watch it on the video thumbnail.

Once you are done, run through the script again to make sure it sounds natural and you feel comfortable with the material. When your speech becomes smooth and you are confident about the main concepts you noted down, you can start the video recording.

To do so, you need to make sure to choose good audio, camera equipment, and video creation software. This is important because high-quality equipment can improve the quality of the sound, your video as well as the lighting setup.

Choose the tutorial video maker that works best for you. Each tool has its own advantages and disadvantages. A screen recording tool you have used before might be a better choice than trying to learn a new one but reviewing the features and whether it will work for your style of tutorial videos is important.

Perhaps the most entertaining part of the process is when you get creative with your video. At this point, you record your video, divide them into parts and cut the clips that do not work for you. You trim it down to your preferred speed to get the final shoot.

For best results, you can get a second opinion on your video asking people for feedback. Prefer to ask people who have experience in this e.g. your team workers or co-creators, as well as others who do not know much about video content creation e.g. an honest friend. This can help get more accurate feedback coming from the two different and opposing poles.

Once you get the feedback you need and make the changes, you are ready to start sharing the video with the rest of the world. Ask people to promote it on their social media profiles and do the same on yours. This is a very good starting point, as it can get you many shares in just one go.

In this example, Patrick focuses on the result the learner can achieve while watching the tutorial. This is a powerful strategy because it 1) gets their attention immediately and it encourages them to 2) stick with him until the end of the video.

While there are no specific guidelines as to how to make a tutorial video for photography, in this case, Aaron experiments with his content and makes it look as if he is having a constructive conversation with his audience.

This example shows the best way to record tutorial videos. When you are doing a step-by-step demonstration like this, it becomes crucial to be able to zoom in and out, allowing viewers to see the details behind the process you are describing. To do this however, you might need some extra help.

As long as you take care of these two factors, you can create your first tutorial video just as easily. As you proceed to create more video tutorials for your courses, the process will come naturally to you.

Camtasia is one of the best software for making video tutorials. However, there are many other video editing tools that you can use to create video tutorials, including Screencast-O-Matic, and Filmora, to name a few.

Are you applying for NIH grant? Not sure what the requirements are or where to find the right resources? This tutorial will help you understand where the application process fits within the grant process. In addition, this module will inform you on the requirements and resources important to begin the application process.Transcript available in Notes tab of tutorial.(approx. 4 min. 30 sec.)

Part I: Preparing to Apply covers all the basics in preparing to apply. Here you will cover funding opportunity announcements, registering in various systems, knowing which application submission option to use, and requesting documents from your colleagues. Transcript available in Notes tab of tutorial.(approx. 11 min.)

Part II of the series is on the writing your application component of Applying for Grant Funding. This tutorial will cover how to access application forms, submission option, how to find instructions, tips for completing forms and attachments, and who to contact for help. Transcript available in Notes tab of tutorial.(approx. 8 min. 45 sec.)

Part III is the final step and is on submitting your application. This tutorial will cover submitting , tracking, and viewing your application. Transcript available in Notes tab of tutorial.(approx. 11 min.)

Learn how to access the application forms needed to submit to an NIH funding opportunity announcement. Transcript available in Notes tab of tutorial.(approx. 2 min. 9 sec.)

Explore some of the items in a funding opportunity announcement you should check prior to submission to ensure a good fit between your application and the opportunity requirements. Transcript available in Notes tab of tutorial.(approx. 1 min. 34 sec.)

Submitting your application to is not the final step in the application process. You must check your assembled application image in eRA Commons to ensure it is free and assembly issues and correctly reflects your submitted information. The assembled application image is the document reviewers and staff will use for funding consideration. Transcript available in Notes tab of tutorial.(approx. 1 min. 22 sec.)

This brief and interactive module is provided to assist applicants and offerors in preparing the vertebrate animals section (VAS) for submission, and reviewers in evaluating the VAS of applications and proposals. Transcript available in Notes tab of tutorial.

Explore the PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form used to collect detailed, study level information for the protocols included in NIH grant applications. Transcript available in Notes tab of tutorial. 041b061a72


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