Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Woopid, in addition to having a cool name, has a great collection of screen tutorials on a wide range of applications for both the Mac and PC. You can search through their vast library, which is categorized for easier searching, or even look through the many bundles they have available. Bundles are collections of videos focused on a particular application or system. For instance, you can access the Power Point 2007 bundle to learn more about the features and uses of that software. Or if you recently upgraded to iMovie 2008 you may want to check out the Tips and Tricks for iMovie 08 bundle. I can definitely see myself using these with my undergraduate and graduate classes, especially the courses I teach online. You might find these videos to be a bit over the heads of your younger students but even as a resource for you to bone up on different applications it really is worth checking out. You can watch the videos for free and without an account but if you want to generate a favorites list or share the videos by sending an automated e-mail from Woopid, you need to sign up. Of course, you could always just send the link to the video you want to share to people yourself and skip logging in altogether.