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Video Tutorials for the Mastering of Skill 3 Tasks

Each week, the IT Representatives Network (IT-REPS/REPTICs) offers brief tutorials in the form of video clips that were developed to support the development of ICT Profile abilities. These clips are specifically designed for students, but are useful to anyone that wants to improve their technology skills.

Please note that it is possible for you to embed the video clips from the ICT Profile for Students into your blog or web page. To do this:

  • Click on the link that appears to the lower left of each video (it looks like this: © World of Images, CCDMD). This link will take you to the clip on the World of Images web site.
  • Near the top of the page click on “</> Embed Video”
  • Copy and paste the text that corresponds to the size of the video you would like to integrate into your blog or web page.
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List of Clips

Add Pictures, Tables and Graphics

In order to avoid overloading slides with text, objects such as images, tables or graphics can easily be added. Remember that an image is worth one thousand words, especially in a presentation. This 5 minutes video clip propose some practical stratégies that can be used in our favorite presentation software.

The clip Add Pictures, Tables and Graphics is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.2 Carry Out Production
      • 3.2.4 Integrate the content elements into the production
    • 3.3 Highlight production
      • 3.3.2 Improve readability and retrieval of the content

Choosing an Effective Way to Present Information

Choosing an effective way to present information that is properly adapted to the circumstances of your work is a key factor in its overall quality. For a presentation to be efficient, the choice of the support media must coincide with its context. This 8 minute tutorial helps you choose which types of presentation are best to use, depending on your mandate, the target audience and the resources that are avalaible to you.

The clip Choosing an effective type of presentation is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.1 Plan Information To Be Presented
      • 3.1.1 Select type of presentation and appropriate tool

Cite Sources

Whether it be for CEGEP or university, when writing a paper you are obligated to cite the sources used to support your argument. This is fundamental when it comes to respecting the intellectual property of others. In this 6-minute video we look at skills related to intellectual integrity and the guidelines to follow regardless of the length of the text or the medium used. You will quickly see how easy it is to copy and use sections verbatim from another text and how to cite authors when using some ot their ideas.

The clip Cite Sources is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.2 Carry Out Production
      • 3.2.5 Cite sources according to the required format
    • 3.3 Highlight Production
      • 2.3.1 Improve readability and retrieval of the content
  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.4 Act in an Ethical and Civil Manner
      • 5.4.1 Comply with copyright and intellectual property laws

Insert objects

Your work might require that you add data, tables or graphics from other applications. This 3 minutes tutorial explains how to insert, in a word processing document, objects taken from other applications, such as a spreadsheet or a slide show.

The clip Insert objects is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.2 Carry Out Production
      • 3.2.4 Integrate the content elements into the production

Plan a Presentation

It is very important to plan your presentation before starting work in a digital medium, so that it is relevant, structured and attractive. Your audience will most certainly appreciate it! In this 3 minutes video clip, the 2010 version of PowerPoint is used to illustrate this example. You will notice that presentation software will vary slightly from one to another. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the particularities and basic functioning of the software you chose before you start planning.

The clip Plan a presentation is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.1 Plan Information To Be Presented
      • 3.1.3 Design the production plan

Compile a mediagraphy

Before handing in your work, it is important to include a list of all the sources that you consulted: mediagraphy will make a list of all documents published on different media, such as print publications, audiovisual documents or electronic references found on Internet. This 4 minutes tutorial explains how to create a mediagraphy.

The clip Compile a mediagraphy is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.2 Carry Out Production
      • 3.2.6 Produce a mediagraphy according to the standard

Use Writing Assistance and Correction Tools

With a few clicks of a mouse, you can have access to a variety of Writing aids. Mastering them will help us to compose a text while also improving the quality of our writing. This 3-minute video clip suggests some of these tools that can be used in conjuction with your favourite word processing software.

The clip Use Writing Assistance and Correction Tools is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.2 Carry Out Production
      • 3.2.7 Improve the quality of the language by using writing tools

Generate footnotes

Depending on the type of work you are doing, it may be necessary to add footnotes to clarify your text or to cite sources. In fact, colleges and universities require you to clearly cite your sources This is fundamental when it comes to respecting intellectual property.

The clip Generate footnotes is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.2 Carry Out Production
      • 3.2.5 Cite sources according to the required standard
    • 3.3 Highlight Production
      • 3.2.2 Improve readability and retrieval of the content

Insert pictures and graphics

To improve and make a document more attractive to the reader, you might consider adding images or graphics. It doesn't get any simpler! This 4 minutes clip explains how to insert images and graphics, and how to modify them according to your needs. The 2010 version of Word is used for this demonstration, but the procedures presented here are more or less the same from one word processing software to another.

The clip Insert pictures and graphics is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.2 Carry Out Production
      • 3.2.3 Produce or adapt audio or video content
      • 3.2.4 Integrate the content elements into the production

Automatically generate a table of contents

It can be very useful to generate a Table of Contents once your text is completed. Mastering this task will save you an incredible amount of time and trouble. When writing a text, pay attention to the titles and subtitles as they will appear identical in the Table of Contents. This 3 minutes demonstration was created using the 2010 version of Word, but no matter which word processing tool is used, the process remains more or less the same.

The clip Automatically generate a table of contents is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.3 Highlight Production
      • 3.3.2 Improve readability and retrieval of the content

Format a long report

Applying a style to a text allows you to improve the readability and coherence of a document. Your teachers and future employers will certainly appreciate reading a document that highlights the most important points and distinguishes the main ideas from the secondary. That is the object of this 2 minutes video clip. The 2010 version of Word was used in this example: even if procedures used vary from one software to another, they remain quite similar.

The clip Format a long report is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.3 Highlight Production
      • 3.3.1 Apply models and styles proposed by the presentation tool
      • 3.3.2 Improve readability and retrieval of the content

Create and delete sections

Dividing a document into several sections allows one to vary formatting without having to create a new page. Creating sections allows one (among other things) to modify the number of columns on a page, to have different headers or footers from one page to another, or even to modify the size or orientation of a page. That is the object of this 3 minutes tutorial. The 2010 version of Word was used in this example: even if procedures used vary from one software to another, they remain quite similar.

The clip Create and delete sections is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students :    

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.3 Highlight Production
      • 3.3.2 Improve readability and retrieval of the content.

Apply borders and shading

To improve your work's presentation, you can add borders and shading that enhance certain sections of your text. Let's look at how to do this in this 4 minutes tutorial. The 2010 version of Word was used in this example: even if procedures used vary from one software to another, they remain quite similar.

The clip Apply borders and shading is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students :    

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.3 Highlight Production
      • 3.3.2 Improve readability and retrieval of the content.

Page layout parameters

Depending on the nature of the document you need to work on, you may find useful to modify the default formatting offered by the word processing software. This 3 minutes tutorial explains how to modify the orientation of a document, to create headers and footers, and how to modify styles. The 2010 version of Word was used in this example: even if procedures used vary from one software to another, they remain quite similar.

The clip Page layout parameters is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students :    

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.3 Highlight Production
      • 3.3.2 Improve readability and retrieval of the content.

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