Animated videos have become in one of the most useful techniques to explain concepts, principles and processes a very easy way.
If done well, they can add interest to the content, reducing the reading load for learners and making the information easier to digest and remember.
Some time ago, producing this type of videos would have required specific tools and expertise, but now we can easily create them with PowToon, an online software that offers a free and a paid version. I use the free version which allows you to create the video and share it on your YouTube channel.
The process is very simple; just insert text, images, characters and audio to a slide. You can upload you own images or you can choose objects in the libraries of shapes, characters and hand-drawn animations. There’s a time limitation of 20 seconds per slide, and in the timeline, you can manage objects entry, exit and duration.
You can create professional-looking animated videos for your courses with Powtoon.