If you are looking to start a teaching skillset or a subject online for your students, and the part of your content you are sharing with them is tutorials and Guides, this article would definitely help you find the best tools to create them.
What differentiates between professional tutorials and not-so-professional tutorials is their clarity and easy-to-understand visuals.
Create A Broader Tutorial
While it is helpful for the readers to go through a specific tutorial, it will be stressful for you to create multiple tutorials and select the right one.
The best way would be to identify a broad problem, or query, which may have a few more queries along with the steps of a certain process. You can then specify each query or address a common question.
Making Use of the Headings,
And subheading to separate points,
Bold the keywords,
- Use the bullet points for steps
- Because it makes it easy to read.
Add many images; it could be screenshots of the web product you are teaching your readers about or photographs of the physical products showing each critical step clearly.
One in-depth, high-quality tutorial is far better than creating multiple tutorials for similar queries or tasks.
Tools For Creating Charts and Graphs
Tutorials are easy to follow because of their visual nature. Using a lot of graphics, screenshots, and charts makes it easy for the users to follow. But if you are not into graphic design, it can be pretty difficult to do it if you do not know the right tools.
Use websites like Canva, PiktoChart etc. I use Canva almost every day. It is a web-based app and also has an Android and iOS app.
Along with helping you create quality tutorials, we can also be used in your content strategy by allowing you to create templates that you can use to post on social media platforms having consistency in everything you share with your audience.
Tools for Image-based Tutorials
You can use Snagit. You can download Snagit for Free and try it for 30 days without purchasing. This is enough time to know its value for doing professional tutorials.
Snagit Editor is a helpful tool, not just as an app to annotate screenshots, but you can edit images and photos you download from the internet. It’s a quick tool to make minor edits and manipulations to any image.
Almost every image I upload to my blog has to go through the Snagit Editor, to make sure it’s at a particular dimension and has a jpeg format with 80% of its quality to make it weigh under 100kb. So, I guess it’s a must-have tool for bloggers as well.
Tools for Screencast Tutorials
If you are creating screencast or screen capture-type tutorial videos, you can also look at Camtasia, which is from the same company the Snagit app is from, but with some extra features such as an inbuilt video editor.
Although you can use Snagit to capture your screen, Camtasia is a dedicated screencasting tool and is easy to operate. You can use the web camera of your laptop to be in the screencast as well.