6A Tutorial Criteria

What makes a great tutorial?

Criteria

Descriptor

Steady Camera

Camera doesn’t shake, easy to watch.

Voice

Clear, expressive voice with modulation.

Pace

Steady pacing - not too slow or too fast.

Finished product

Shown at the beginning and the end.

Language

Simple words, easy to understand, descriptive and precise.

Stay on topic

Tutorial is focused and on topic throughout.

Step-by-step

Each step is included and explained clearly, in order.

Quality Video

Video is not blurry or pixelated.

Unique

Your own creativity is used to edit or film in a unique way.

Contrast

Good color contrast allows the viewer to easily see what’s happening.

Subtitles

Labels or subtitles to identify key elements in the scene, clearly visible on screen.

Demonstration

As the skill is explained (in writing or text) it is demonstrated clearly.

Materials

List of materials needed presented at the beginning of the tutorial

Zoom

Focus on what is happening - nothing blocked, close up as needed.

Angles

Different camera angles to help demonstrate skill.

Editing

Video edited effectively including: use of time, fast forward or slow motion to help.

Background

Voice over recorded in a quiet place with no background noise.

Introduction

Viewers are greeted at the beginning with an introduction to yourself

Disclaimer

Presenter is honest about their experience.

Time

A reminder when to pause or rewind to really understand or practice, as needed.

Tips

Advice, suggestions, tips to make the skill easier with examples

Length

2 - 5 minutes, broken into multiple parts as needed.

Appropriate

Behavior and attitude appropriate for school.

Text

Use of fonts, capitalization, etc for emphasis.

Creativity

Unique way of teaching the topic.

Optional Criteria

Navigation

Links to different videos or parts of this video to help viewers find the section that’s right for them.