Interactive tutorials use multiple media to allow students to interact with the content that they are learning. Interactive tutorial components may include activities such as podcasts, quizzes, audio, and video.
Application to All Courses
- Provides instructors with a means to formatively evaluate student learning.
- Provides instructors with the opportunity to gauge areas in which students have succeeded and areas in which they may need remediation.
- Provides students with interactive activities rather than lectures.
- Gains the attention and motivates learners who learn by auditory, visual, and kinesthetic means.
There are free tutorials available online about creating interactive tutorials.
There are many ways to build custom interactive tutorials using software and tools such as:
- Demo Builder: Create great looking presentations, demonstrations and tutorials.
- Wink is freeware: Wink is a tutorial and presentation creation software primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software.
- Wikipedia – Tutorials: Detailed description and examples of tutorials including interactive tutorials.
- Create simple, interactive scenarios for rapid eLearning: Using PowerPoint for interactivity
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Keep accessibility in mind as you develop course content and build assignments and assessments. Many online tools are not fully accessible, so it’s important to think about how you will make the assignment accessible if requested. The Disability Resource Center and the UF Accessibility page will guide you in making appropriate accommodations. You can also find out more about accessibility at our toolbox page on Accessibility in the Online Classroom.