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Peer Review

SharePoint Forms and Libraries

by Dave Wallace


Overall Numeric Rating:

3.75 stars
Content Quality: 4.5 stars
Effectiveness: 4 stars
Ease of Use: 4.25 starsstar
Reviewed: Mar 26, 2014 by Information Technology Editorial Board
Overview: An interactive video on Screencast that demonstrates the steps for creating, designing, and using SharePoint forms and form libraries. This video tutorial is geared towards administrative professionals in higher education (especially departments that work with student data).
Type of Material: Video tutorial with an optional quiz.
Recommended Uses: Any professional interested in working with SharePoint forms, especially for student data management.
Technical Requirements: 1. Reliable high speed internet access and a browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) 2. Basic proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook 3. Basic knowledge of operating system and file management 4. MP4 capable video player 5. Access to D2L provided by E-learning
Identify Major Learning Goals: How to use forms and form libraries in SharePont
Target Student Population: This tutorial is geared towards college level administrators in admissions offices.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: 1. Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook 2. Basic knowledge of OS and file management hierarchy

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: The video is well made and the steps are clear. To make it even more effective, it would be helpful to include the following: 1. Captions 2. Downloadable guide with screenshots and instructions
Concerns: There is a lot of information; this video could be split up into shorter segments. Perhaps links could be included to additional SharePoint training resources and guides.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: The video is well done; however, it could be broken down into smaller chunks.
Concerns: The only concern is the sheer amount of information. This tutorial would be more effective if it's broken down into shorter segments and there is a guide with captioned screenshots.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: The video is professionally done; it's clear and concise. There is a voluntary quiz for learners who want to test their knowledge. The format is intuitive (play-pause-stop-replay).
Concerns: The video is geared towards a Registrar's office; there are no resources or examples of other users for SharePoint. Please add captioning for the video.

Other Issues and Comments: There is a lot of information to process in one video. More activities could be added in addition to the quiz; the video can be "chunked," and a printed guide with captioned screenshots will help in working through this module.