Guide on the Side helps you to quickly and easily create online, interactive tutorials based on the principles of authentic and active learning. Know how to use Word? You already know how to use Guide on the Side. Here is an example of a tutorial we’ve made here at the University of Arizona Libraries:

Get this for your Library

To install the application at your institution, you need the skills, access and resources that are common to installing a web application. Specific requirements and more detailed information on that is available in the README file.

We’ve developed a user guide to help you get started and a style guide that can help ensure a consistent experience across all tutorials at your institution.

Ready to go?

Download our packaged 1.0-beta4
(recommended, includes the required CakePHP framework)


Clone our repository on GitHub

Get Involved

We appreciate your interest in GotS and encourage you to get involved in the user community! We’d love to hear about your favorite tutorials and the best practices that you've developed at your institution.