How to Make a Whiteboard Video in Pedagogue
As you know, Pedagogue is our SLMS or Social Learning Management System. It combines the elements from a traditional LMS to create a streamlined, super-efficient learning experience for both learners and teachers.
In this article, we’re going to teach you how to create a whiteboard video and use it in Pedagogue. Whiteboard videos are great for capturing your learners’ attention, with neat visuals and sounds.
The process is quite simple, and you’ll be able to use this method to create whiteboard videos for any subject. Read on for more.
Start With a Script
It’s easy to fall into the trap of focussing solely on the visuals and forgetting the script when creating a whiteboard video. When you write your script, you need to have a hook since it only takes a few moments for people to decide if they’re interested in watching the rest of the video or not. You can use a big point or an element of curiosity to keep your learners interested.
The core message of your video is next and is extremely important. This is where your video will be judged, and many people come up with great hooks but can’t keep the attention throughout the video.
Finally, you need a call-to-action. You have to ensure that you aren’t forcing the CTA onto your audience, and you should aim to make it as natural as possible.
Storyboard the Sequence
The storyboard can be thought of as a comic strip depicting your whiteboard video. Its purpose is to give you an idea of how to organize the script for each scene. If you use a tool like Animaker, you can use a drag-and-drop interface to storyboard your video before making it.
Use the storyboard to plan where each of the visuals will go, the order of the scenes, and how to transition between scenes. This will give you a clear picture of your workflow.
Choose Your Visuals
This is one of the most critical steps in the entire process. You need to choose the type of background your video will take place on, like a whiteboard, a chalkboard, a notebook, etc. There are countless options, so choose wisely.
You’ll then want to choose the font if you decide to include any text in your video. You’ll have to pick some images, figures, charts, drawings, and any other relevant visual element that might improve your video and capture the attention of your viewers.
Animate the Video
In a typical whiteboard video, you will use text and images to grab your viewers’ attention, but remember, the text is usually a supporting element rather than the main focus. You can always add text once the drawing sequence is over.
Trying to animate both of these simultaneously will cause several hands to appear on the screen at once, which might frustrate your viewers. You should also add ‘enter and exit’ effects, which are extremely important. This will act as the transitions between different scenes and slides in your video.
Animaker has a detailed tutorial on using their tools to make a whiteboard video on their blog. We highly recommend that you give it a look.
Upload Your Video to Pedagogue
Once you have completed your whiteboard video, it will be time to upload it to Pedagogue. To do so, navigate to your Dashboard and open the Media tab. Select ‘Add New’ and upload your video to your dashboard.
You will then be able to use it in your virtual classrooms. Repeat the process to create as many whiteboard videos as your heart desires. Be warned: it can be quite a time-consuming process, so don’t plan to make more than you are capable of.
Whiteboard videos are an excellent way to grasp your learners’ attention and help them retain content in a fun, exciting way. Be sure to use whiteboard videos whenever you can.