Tutorials

This page includes links to all of the Collab Lab's online tutorials. The tutorials are grouped into the following categories:

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Software Resources | Web Resources | Miscellaneous Resources

For additional online tutorials, you can access Hoonuit Video Tutorials.  Formally known as Atomic Learning, Hoonuit, pronounced "Who Knew It" is the new name with the same quality tutorials.


Software Resources

Adobe Acrobat - This tutorial focuses on creating online forms. Learn about two popular kinds of online forms: PDF forms created using Adobe Acrobat and HTML forms created using Adobe Dreamweaver. This tutorial offers information for Mac and PC users.

Adobe After Effects - This tutorial will help get you started doing some basic keyframing, adding effects and using green screen features within this video editing software.

Adobe Dreamweaver - This tutorial focuses on the basic steps involved in creating an attractive, functional website. Learn to design a site layout, insert images and text, create links, and how to upload your site to the internet. This tutorial offers information for Mac and Windows users.

Adobe Illustrator - This tutorial introduces you to a powerful software application. Adobe Illustrator allows you to produce high quality graphics for a variety of uses such as print, video, the web, etc. Learn how to use Illustrator tools, create basic shapes, insert images and text, and modify your artwork.

Adobe InDesign - This tutorial will discuss some of the basic functions used for desktop publishing such as grouping, placing, arranging, stacking order etc. InDesign replaces programs such as PageMaker and Quark Express. This tutorial offers information for Mac and Windows users.

Adobe Photoshop - This tutorial will teach you the basic steps involved in capturing, adjusting, and saving images for various applications. Learn to use a scanner and edit images with commonly used Photoshop tools. This tutorial offers information for Mac and Windows users.

Adobe Premiere Pro - This tutorial will help you with setting up a new project and exporting quality videos. You will learn various elements including; color, opacity, speed, effects, and transitions. This guide can be used by both Mac and Windows users.   

Apple's GarageBand - This overview of one of the most impressive applications of Apple's iLife suit offers information on the basic features of the software. Use links to more detailed tutorials to learn how to make your own music in GarageBand.

Apple's iDVD - This tutorial will show you how to take a finished iMovie project and create a DVD with menus and graphics of a professionally made commercial disc to play on your home DVD player. This tutorial offers information for Mac users only.

Apple's iMovie - This in-depth tutorial will take you through the entire video-making process. From borrowing a digital video camera at ARC, to editing the video with iMovie, you will learn to make high-quality video presentations from scratch. This tutorial offers information for Mac users only.

Audacity - This tutorial steps you through the central tools of Audacity which is an audio editing software. Learn to edit existing video, how to import video and how to record yourself using this product. It is open source which allows for it to be downloaded for free and can be used on a Mac or a PC. Visit http://audacity.sourceforge.net to download this software.

DAVID 3D Scanning Software - This tutorial explains the DAVID software including calibrating the camera, texturing, scanning, aligning and fusing scans then exporting as a .stl file.  A .stl file is rquired if you are printing from one of our Mojo 3D printers.

Microsoft Excel (PC version) (Mac version) - These tutorials discuss the fundamental features and functions of Excel, a spreadsheet program. Learn to develop efficient, attractive spreadsheets for organizing various types of data.  These tutorials are platform specific.

Microsoft PowerPoint (PC version) (Mac version) - These tutorials leads you through the most important components of developing a PowerPoint presentation. Learn to use the program's auto-assistance features and how to create custom presentations.  These tutorials are platform specific.

Microsoft Word (PC version) (Mac Version) - This tutorial covers the essential skills you need to work in this word processing software. Learn to produce professional-looking reports, essays, and resumes. This tutorial offers information for Mac and PC users.

SketchUp - This program is a free software that can be downloaded on Mac or Windows machines.  The tutorial covers the basics of working in a 3D environment as well as learning how to create basic 3D shapes.  This includes downloading the extension for saving as an .stl file. 

Wikispaces - This tutorial focuses on the basic steps involved in creating an attractive, functional wiki. Learn to create links, invite people to the wiki, work with colors & themes, add widgets, add files and manage pages.

WordPress - WordPress is an online publishing suite that allows you to create and edit a blog using BGSU’s content found at http://blogs.bgsu.edu


Web Resources

Computer Ethics - This tutorial deals with important issues concerning laws and ethical issues relating to computers. Learn about your rights as a computer user and how to share computer data safely and legally.

Prezi - This tutorial leads you through the most important components of developing a Prezi presentation. Learn how to create custom presentations with intriguing graphics and easily embedded links as well as video.


Miscellaneous Resources

Macintosh OS X - This tutorial explains how to use an Apple computer running OS X.

Windows 7 - This tutorial explains how to use a PC computer running Windows 7.

Digital Video Cameras - This tutorial explains how to use one of the digital video cameras available to rent from the library's Circulation Desk.

Digital Still Cameras - This tutorial explains how to use the digital still cameras available to rent from the library's Circulation Desk.

GoPro Camera - This tutorial explains how to use the GoPro Camera available to rent from the library's Circulation Desk.

Universal Laser - This tutorial steps your through safety, how to use i-Touch Laser Photo, recommendations when using Adobe Illustrator on a project with this machine, the Printer Setup, and more.   


We are always adding new and updated tutorials. Stay posted for new additions.