For this entry, I will discuss my recent presentation created with the screen capturing and annotative app tool, Clarify. My learning objective goes as follows. By the end of this lesson, learners will be able to create a Google Doc and adjust the share and permission settings.This was the first time using Clarify and found the process of using the app to be extremely user-friendly. Related to user tools provided to annotate, Clarify provides several instruments observed in similar annotative software. For example, one can highlight, add text, create shapes, and add photos. Each of these tools can be customized to enhance the user experience. One function that is a must have—is the blur tool. Using this tool was easy and a fantastic option to rid my document of sensitive information like my Google username. Generally, I would blur sensitive information with an image program, like Gimp. One thing I was unsure of and played around with a bit was the number of steps to use. I create ten steps but noticed I could have put two screenshots on one page. I felt this cluttered my page, so I made each step on an individual page.
For my presentation, I chose to show viewers how to create a Google Doc and change share settings. In addressing Contiguity Principle 1, which involves the coordination of printed words next to graphics, I feel this was accomplished adequately. The arrows point to the concepts, and my text boxes are aligned with my arrows. On a few of my slides, I used the transparent highlighting box insert tool to direct viewers eyes to the topics discussed on the page. Altogether, this is a great tool for creating tutorials, and because of the user-friendly nature of the app, I feel it would be a viable addition to a student project, but also as a potential professional development opportunity for fellow staff members.