I use SketchUp with students a few times a year and prefer the self-paced tutorials for them to get familiar with the basic concepts, but currently all the basic tutorials supplied by “SketchUp” appear to be broken. They open just fine but the scene tabs are all missing, so there’s no tutorial aspect in them. This applies to, at least:
Start a Drawing, Part 1
Start a Drawing, Part 2
Start a Drawing, Part 3
Introducing Dynamic Components
The only one I’ve found to still be working is Introduction to SketchUp which is still only a SketchUp 6 model. That’s nice as the very first introduction, even with the outdated tool icons, but it’s rather limited.
I also found that the link to self paced tutorials from this page http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/36207 is out of date. (Link in question here: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=36e1fa0d054a15eecc725c514c21d975&prevstart=0&hl=en )
I’d rather not have to resort to video tutorials as the self pace aspect is really nice and I’d rather not have all the students sitting there with ear buds in.