Over the last few years, the GOALS project has developed a number of single-page resources on popular topics like creating content in Microsoft Office or captioning files in YouTube. Although we know these resources do not replace more comprehensive articles or training (which is why we named them “cheatsheets”), response to them has been very favorable and they have been used to fill a number of roles at several higher ed institutions. For example, they have been used as just-in-time resources for people who may not have the time or interest to seek out more information, as handouts in trainings, or as a refresher for people who have learned about these principles in the past.
We are happy to announce some new additions to this suite of resources. First, in June we added cheatsheets for MS Word 2013 and PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. Second, we have created video companions for two of our resources—Acrobat XI (published in May), and Captioning in YouTube (released today). While we probably do not have the resources to develop videos for all of our cheatsheets, we hope these videos will be useful. We may even create additional videos in the future.
We are committed to keeping these cheatsheets up to date, and plan on creating more resources into the future. If you have ideas for additional cheatsheets or videos, or any recommendations at all, please let us know in the comments below.