Due Thursday, 3/2
For this assignment, create a step-by-step tutorial as a blog post demonstrating a particular technique, tool, or other helpful how-to discovery you’ve made over the past several weeks in this course.
You can highlight a technique that you have discovered in class, in your project work, or pick a DH tool that we haven’t discussed yet and figure out an interesting use case for it. (Or, vice versa, pick a use case and figure out a potentially viable DH tool.)
If you’re stuck for ideas, the Dirt Digital Research Tools directory offers an extensive list of software for academic uses.
Dirt Digital Research Tools: http://dirtdirectory.org
Once you have an idea, create an online tutorial for the rest of us and the wider world to start paying forward what you’ve learned in the course and becoming the “local computer expert.”
Tutorials involving screencasts, screen captures, and “1-2-3” step-by-step instructions are not terribly hard to create. For examples, you can look at some of the posts for this class, or see the software posts on the Profhacker blog. As for software, if you Google “how to create tutorials screenshot” you’ll be overwhelmed with options.
- At the basic level, you can use the
- Snipping Tool in Windows or the
- Grab keyboard shortcuts on a Mac to accompany your text (this is what I usually do).
- If you want to annotate your screenshots there are a number of fancier tools to do so, among them:
- For video screen recording, there are also numerous options out there including.