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Guide on the Side

Project Description

Guide on the Side is an open source application developed by the University of Arizona. The purpose of the application is to create web based tutorials that guide users through a website.

Here is an example of Guide on the Side being used as a Wikipedia tutorial.

Project Dates

October 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017

  • Phase 1: Initiation (September 2016)
    • Participating institutions are found.
    • Initial meeting to determine scope of sandbox project.
  • Phase 2: Setup (Oct 1-31, 2016)
    • BCcampus setups shared technology platform.
    • Communication channels are established.
    • Institutions identify internal participants to test.
    • User accounts are created.
  • Phase 3: Play (Nov 1, 2016 – April 1, 2017)
    • Institutions test application.
  • Phase 4: Closure (by April 30 2017)
    • Final report on testing is completed & submitted to BCcampus.
    • BCcampus publishes final reports from institutions.
    • Assets are removed from application and application is shut down.
    • Next steps are determined.


Name Institution
Jo-Anne Naslund UBC
Tina Bebbington UVic
Allison Sullivan Langara
Joy Rowe SFU
Hope Power SFU
Debra Flewelling (initiator) Douglas
Celia Brinkerhoff KPU
Barbara Towell UBC
Clint Lalonde BCcampus

Related Resources

Presentation by Graham Sherrif at the University of Vermont comparing Guide on the Side to LibWizard.


Institutional Reports

Coming soon