Hi everyone, I really need help with this assignment! It does not have to be perfect, but I do need help! I am extremely sick and cant afford to miss this assignment. Below are the instructions.
Print-Based User Help Requirements
Students will create a short User Help which can serve as a guide that covers specific problems a user might encounter when using specific software (for example, running macros in Word, using formulas in Excel, setting up a Pinterest account, etc).
The User Help should include a Table of Contents that list at least 3 but not more than 5 sections that contain the following items:
- An explanation of the problem- i.e. (what to do if . . . happens in this program)
- An explanation of the basics of the proper steps to accomplish the task or fix the error.
- Screen shots that accompany the steps in the task when appropriate (Take a Screen Capture (Links to an external site.)), (Take a Screenshot (Links to an external site.)), (Best Free Screen Capture Tools (Links to an external site.)).
- The document will be professional and free from spelling and grammar errors as well as properly headed and it should include page numbers at the bottom center of each page.
Manuals and guides should be user-centered, task-based, clear, concise, consistent, informative, context-aware, and attractive. They must have a title page, a table of contents, and the text must be properly paginated.
Remember when working with images in MS Word, the Picture Format tab is contextual. It appears only when a picture is selected & disappears when not needed. Additionally, you can right-click a picture & select Format Picture to bring up the Format Picture Task Pane which remains displayed until you dismiss it. Another useful tutorial for working with image formatting in Word as you are constructing this print version will be: Word 2016 Tutorial Using Picture Tools Microsoft Training (Links to an external site.)
Video Help Requirements
Students will also create a Help Video using OBS Studio (Links to an external site.), Screencast-o-matic (Links to an external site.), Jing (Links to an external site.), or another tutorial builder (Links to an external site.) (another list here (Links to an external site.)). Video tutorials should include animated screen capture (that allows users to view you completing actions on the screen) and voice narration. Each video should include at least the following content:
- A brief introduction to the program and the problem that explains why users might find the solution helpful (and/or explains when users might actually use the fix)
- Step-by-step instructions guiding users through 1 specific help topic
- There must be some form of voice narration. I do think that placing your voice over other video content (not putting your face in front of a camera) can remove some of the anxiety of placing yourself in a public space. You may narrate with your own voice but this is not mandatory.
- one could use a screen reader voice as the narrator
- one could write the script for a friend to speak.
Help Videos should be user-centered, task-based, clear, concise, consistent, informative, context-aware, and attractive. Multimedia tutorials can include some of the same text as the PDF Guide.
The link to the video will be included in the Print-based PDF (prefereably at the end). This means you need to house your video somewhere . . . YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
The final version of this project ( a pdf of the revised print based document AND a link to the video tutorial) is due on the date posted in Canvas which will be about a week after the draft was due.
The final version of this project ( a pdf of the revised print based document AND a link to the video tutorial)is valued at 15 points or 15% of your final grade. tructions.