How to Create Learning Videos Using Powtoon


In this workshop, guest facilitator Terra Starbird from ANU Library will take you through everything you need to know to use Powtoon to make instructional videos. The session will explore scripting, audio recording, video design principles, templates, timeline and inserting video, PowerPoint slides, Canva visuals and images. 


Who can attend?

It is most applicable for staff who are already creating videos, but all staff who are interested in developing their video and design literacies will benefit.


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Please email the Staff Education Team if you would like to be notified.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom using the Exploring Zoom Handout.
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files


3 thoughts on “How to Create Learning Videos Using Powtoon

  1. I am wondering if you will be comparing this against for example OBS. I am mainly interested in having videos where I can join the power point to make it a bit more Dynamic. However, I saw the examples of powtoon in their webpage and they looked very popular for the younger years in highschool and college, maybe not as formal for the University… or? I would be interested to see the advantages for our more serious/dedicated Uni. Students.

    1. Hi Vladimir, thank you for reaching out to Staff Education. The Powtoon workshop is facilitated by an external presenter so I have passed on your query to them for further clarification. From our perspective, we have seen Powtoon being used in higher ed to illustrate complex concepts, animate specific in-class activities, case studies, scenarios etc, giving the course content a more dynamic experience.

  2. Hi Vladimir,
    Our presenter has advised that this workshop will demonstrate how to use Powtoon, and will not cover any other software reviews i.e. OBS. Do let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks, Staff Education Team.

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