When creating your videos, it’s important to keep in mind that they need to be used for as long as possible so you won’t need to revisit them later. Though this depends on the subject material you’re covering, you should always strive to be general and broad with the instructions so the video can be used in a variety of situations in addition to what you’re creating the video for.
Before you update a video, make sure to ask yourself these questions:
- Do any large changes need to be made to the steps?
- Do the instructions in the video clash with the way the task is actually supposed to be done, or is it just a little off?
- Are these just cosmetic changes like a logo or graphic set?
- Can these changes be noted and wait to be implemented in a larger update?
When paragraphs of instructions aren’t doing the trick, videos can guide visual learners through steps to complete a task. Whether it’s something …Creating and Maintaining Instructional Videos