Responding with Screencast
The following is a mock-up of feedback to a draft of a student site produced in Camtasia. There are several other screencast tools available to achieve the same outcomes such as Screencast-o-matic and Snagit for Google (produced by Techsmith who also make Camtasia).
Please note that the final assignment lays out a tier, i.e baseline and aspirational, assessment criteria.
- An about page; a navigation system that allows users to easily access all the required pages & posts; and layout and design that engages users and enhances the goal of the site content
- Blog feed with posts in response to prompts and a tag cloud in side bar
- Short Essay, attached to a blog post as a .pdf with a 1-3 sentence precis
- Visual Rendering, published to a static page with a short reflection paragraph
- Digital Edition, published to a static page with a short reflection
- Slideshare, published to a static page with a short reflection
- Advanced WP/Design: Tables, Popovers, Panels, Dropdown Buttons, Maps, Galleries,Calendars, etc.
- Integrate Social Media
- Engage with readers or institutions outside the boundary of the class
- Create a main domain off of which you run the site for this course
“Hello Student. You’ve put together some very nice work here. You have met the minimum requirement for the website–all the elements are included; all links and navigation items take users to the promised pages; and design is consistent throughout. Since you have met the basic requirements, it is time to revise from a portfolio to a regularly functioning website. The video I have pasted below gives you some guidance on how to accomplish that task. Please let me know if you have further questions. The provisional grade has been posted to Blackboard. Overall, ask yourself, who is my audience; what is my purpose; and what design and rhetorical choices do I have to make to persuade my audience of my purpose? If you can respond to these questions, then you will interpret citations more fluently and at the right moments in the text, as well as choose design themes that compliment and/or disrupt the goal of the alphanumeric text”