March 31, 2008 - With a simple mouse click and just a few minutes of time, you can learn about Discus content that you may have previously overlooked. The Discus staff has been busy creating short screencasts to highlight information in the databases.
A screencast is simply a video of everything that is done on the computer screen, showing all the mouse movements and clicks, with audio narration to explain the process as it's taking place. From the convenience of a computer with Internet access, Discus users can watch and listen to the screencasts, replaying them if necessary to reinforce the message. With screencasts being so easy to view, they make ideal tools for providing instruction on the Discus resources.
Discus screencasts are available on the homepage of the Web site at scdiscus.org. The video tutorials can be launched by clicking on the orange "Play" buttons. If a download is required to view the screencast, a message will appear to alert you to that step.
We're excited to offer this additional option for learning about the incredible content available in the Discus products. Watch for more screencasts to come and share your ideas for screencasts that would be helpful by using the "Contact Us" tab on the Web site. As always, your feedback is welcome and appreciated.