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Information Literacy Online Instruction Resources

Resources for librarians teaching online: one-shots / information literacy instruction

Toolbox for Content Creation and Educational Technology

Click on any of the tools to see what is available.


Application

Pros

Cons


Screencast-O-Matic

Website

WVU subscribes to paid account with Screencast-O-Matic. For access, contact Martin Dunlap.

  • Online and destop versions. The online version is free but limited.
  • Robust editor.
  • Create captions.
  • Download formats: mp4, avi or flv video file.
  • Moderate learning curve.
  • Editing can be time-consuming

Loom

Google Chrome Extension for screen and voice capture

Website

  • Can be used with IOS and Windows.
  • Little to no learning curve.
  • Downloads as .MP4 and .MOV
  • Designed specifically for use with Chrome: Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser.
  • Not a lot of editing options: designed for quick, on-the-fly, video creation

Screencastify

Google Chrome Extension for screen capture

Website

  • Little to no learning curve.
  • Tools: spotlight; drawing pen; highlighting.
  • Videos autosave to your Google Drive.
  • Download formats: MP4, animated GIF, or MP3
  • Designed for use with Chrome browser.

Application

Pros

Cons


Powtoon

WVU subscribes to paid account with Screencast-O-Matic. For access, contact Kelly Diamond.

Website

  • Varied animation styles.
  • Able to embed videos.
  • Music library.
  • Can publish to YouTube.
  • Moderate learning curve.
  • Time investment to create good videos.

Application

Pros

Cons


TimelineJS

Website

  • Creates interactive timelines.
  • Free accounts.
  • Open-source tool creates interactive timelines.
  • Immediate access to kahoot gameplay data.
  • Timelines can be embedded as widgets.
  • Requires familiarity using spreadsheets .

Waklet

Website

  • Free accounts.
  • Save, organize and share content from across the web.
  • Good for presentations, portfolios, digital storytelling, or other assignments.
  • Works with Microsoft and Google products.
  • Not suitable for one-shots.
  • Better for in-depth assignments.