For the past few years, we have been using Blogs and Nings for our Western Massachusetts Writing Project Summer Institutes to connect with each other as an online community. With the launch of NWP Connect, we decided this year to dip our toes into creating a Summer Institute space for our WMWP SI. We're crossing our fingers that our space will be helpful and that it will also show our new WMWP teachers the connections from our site to the larger NWP network.
This morning, I created a video tutorial for our Summer Institute folks, as they work to navigate to get signed in and logged into our space. I am hopeful it will be helpful for them. A few other NWP friends asked if I might share the video tutorial here at NWP Connect.
The link to the video is here: http://vimeo.com/25812457
Obviously, this is site-specific, but it may give you some ideas on how to share your own space with your community. I used Jing for the screencasting and then Vimeo for the video hosting, if that helps.