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In this guide, you will be introduced to some of the features of Guide on the Side (GOTS), a tutorial creator with a "live-action" interface.
The guide is interactive and you will be able to explore GOTS with the screen to the right.
When you need to do something in the right frame you'll see the picture below.
On the right side of the screen, log in to GOTS with your username and password.
Your user name is your first name and last name in the format shown below. You can change your password after you log in.
Username: FirstLastPassword: GSUlibrary1
(Can't log in? Contact Sharon Leslie at email@example.com to request an account.)
Click Create a tutorial - this should take you to a page with a link for creating a tutorial.
To proceed with the interactive part of this tutorial you'll want to fill out as much information as possible on this screen.
Click the definitions below to learn more about each field.
Contact Name, Email, and Phone
Right frame Starting Location (URL)
If you like, you can use this ERIC database URL to get started: http://research.library.gsu.edu/DB_ERICE
Link Table of Contents
When you are finished, click Create.
There are two ways to create a guide, 1) starting from scratch, or 2) copying content over from an existing guide.
To save you some time, there is a GSU template set up to copy content from. You'll learn more about that in later sections.
Important: SAVE OFTEN. Guides are not automatically saved.
Click the Save button at the bottom left of the screen to avoid losing work OR click the blue Preview button to the right which offers you the opportunity to Save and then Preview your guide.
PLUS, you will be automatically logged out of the system after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Click the definition boxes below to see what each does.
Paste as Plain Text
Insert chapter heading or page break
Insert definition box
Insert free response box
NOTE: Once you've inserted an image, page break/chapter heading, definition or quiz item, just double click on it to edit it.
To copy from an existing guide or Word document, first, set up a blank guide with the title, contact info, URL etc. for your new guide.
Here is where you need to choose between a Pop Up Window type or one that stays in the frame.
1. Click <<Return to tutorial index.
2. Locate the GSU Library Template or the GSU Library Template - Pop Up Window guide and click Edit.
3. Select all of the guide content by clicking the Select All button in the text editor.
4. Copy guide content to your clipboard.
5. Click <<Return to tutorial index.
6. "Next slide please."
Pasting guides1. Locate your guide and click Edit.
2. SUPER IMPORTANT: Turn off the default Paste as Plain Text mode by clicking the button in the text editor.
3. Place your cursor and paste in the copied content.
If you already have a tutorial outlined in a Word document you can easily copy that text over to GOTS and add to it.
In an embedded quiz a student can see whether or not he/she got the answer correct.
In addition to the embedded multiple choice questions inside the guide, you can also add a final quiz or post-test at the end.
Post-tests are different from the embedded quizzes because the student cannot check and change the answers.
You can see how the post-test and certificate of completion work at the end of this guide.
To create a post-test, click the blue Add quiz button in the right-hand menu.
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At the moment the guides should be linked to in the Research Guides.
To do this,
This will create a guide title that goes directly to the GOTS tutorial and is indexed in LibGuides. Here is an example: PubMed Basics Searching Tutorial
The URL for this guide is http://research.library.gsu.edu/c.php?g=115930, but it redirects to http://webapps.library.gsu.edu/guide_on_the_side/tutorial/pubmedbasics
You can also link to your guide from wherever else you like.
Congratulations! You've made it to the end of the tutorial.
The final quiz or post-test appears after the final "chapter" is clicked through. You can add as many questions as you'd like to your post-test, or not do one at all.
After you have taken the quiz be sure to enter your contact information so you can see what a Completion Certificate looks like.
The next screen is from the template and shows how a student will be instructed to take the quiz.
The next screen is the final quiz.
We hope that this guide was a helpful introduction to PubMed. If you have questions, or need additional help please contact one of the GSU health sciences librarians at this link.
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Please enter your first and last name, along with your email address to retrieve a copy of your completed quiz. A copy will also be automatically sent to the class instructor.
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