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You can use animations when the subject of your presentation calls for visualisation. An animation is any short video with drawn people, objects or text. They help you convey your information. They can also help make a video more “appetising” to viewers. Subjects well-suited to animation include procedures, narrative themes and complicated ideas.

Be careful not to make your information too specialised or detailed. No animation can replace a lecture, book or article. The point of an animation is to explain something briefly and engagingly.



Examples of the use of animations:

Pharmacy internship: This is an example of an animation that was used to demonstrate a procedure. In the animation, we follow a student about to start their internship and the steps they must take.

Knowledge clip month
Educate-it has a theme for every month. This video was created for the Month of the Knowledge Clip.

Before you actually start animating, it’s a good idea to write a script for yourself. Scripting will help you think about the contents and structure of your animation. It is also useful for when you’re collaborating on an animation. You can also ask your colleagues to read your script and give you feedback.

Educate-it previously supported creating your own animations using Vyond. At the moment this is not supported, because of GDPR regulations. This page will be updated once an alternative is available.

For questions, please contact the Educate-it desk by emailing educate-itbalie@uu.nl.