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Tutorial Best Practices

Internal reference for creating and maintaining online learning objects.

Best Practices

  • Learning objectives listed on welcome screen (2-3 is ideal)
  • Learning objectives/summary of what was learned reinforced at the end
  • Link to make an appointment with a librarian/get help on the closing screen
  • Keep text on left side of tutorial short
  • Use bold/italics to break up text
  • Add database login slide when first introducing database

Writing Effective Questions


  • All images should have alt-text
  • Use Wave (Chrome extension) or tota11y to check accessibility
  • Test with a screen reader 
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