DataSource e-Tutorials

DataSourceGetting started

These tutorials were designed for DataSource, central Ohio’s online source for community members and researchers to quickly and easily create visualizations for demographic, economic, geographic, and other data. I was part of the website team for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Council and wrote most of the general text appearing on the site as well as text for signup emails, “lost password” notifications, etc.

I also planned the training curriculum (see learning blueprint below) and wrote each Quick Start tutorial. For each, I created the tutorial using PowerPoint and converted it to Flash using the iSpring add-on. I wrote the script with instructions for the voice-over provider, then matched the resulting audio narration to the screen shots. I created all the screen renderings; some are static, created with Awesome Screenshot, and some are video, created with Screenr. Finally, I created downloadable instructions that matched each video tutorial.

The video links below will pop up in a separate window or tab.



Tools:  •  Screenr   •  PowerPoint   •  iSpring   •  Audacity   •  Android voice recorder 

Skills:  •  User guides   •  e-Learning 

Learning blueprint: DataSource_QuickStart_curriculum