How to Create eLearning Videos Using Vyond

In today’s digital landscape, eLearning has become the go-to solution for acquiring knowledge and skills conveniently. There are many web-based animation software available in the market today. Whether you’re a marketer, content creator, or an eLearning agency these web-based tools help you create cost-effective eLearning videos easily. Here’s a compilation of animation software I’ve employed for my clients-

  • Vyond
  • Powtoon
  • Animaker
  • Createstudio Pro
  • Videoscribe
  • Animazer
  • Viddyoze
  • Animiz

Among these tools, Vyond has emerged as my favorite for its user-friendly interface and ability to create engaging animated videos. If you’re new to the world of eLearning video creation, or simply looking to explore a fresh approach, Vyond is worth considering.

This comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge and skills to craft eLearning videos that captivate your learners and enhance their learning experience. Buckle up as we delve into the fascinating world of Vyond-powered eLearning!

Why Vyond?

Before diving into the how-to’s, let’s explore why Vyond stands out as a top choice for eLearning video creation:

  • User-friendly interface: Even if you’re a tech novice, Vyond’s intuitive interface makes creating animated videos a breeze. Drag-and-drop functionality, pre-built templates, predesigned and pre-animated characters and assets, creating new characters, and a vast library of assets simplify the process. I love lip-syncing capabilities for synchronized audio integration! 
  • Engaging visuals: Ditch the dry slideshows and bring your content to life with Vyond’s diverse range of animation styles, characters, and props. From business-friendly to contemporary to whiteboard animation, Vyond offers a visual style for every learning style.
  • Interactivity: Go beyond passive video consumption with Vyond. While it’s not possible to add learner interactivity within Vyond videos, videos are exported as MP4 files and can be uploaded to third-party tools like Articulate Storyline, HapYak, or Adobe Captivate to add interactive elements such as quizzes, clickable buttons, and links, keeping learners engaged in the learning process.
  • Accessibility: Vyond caters to diverse learners by offering text-to-speech narration, and open & closed captions.
Crafting Compelling eLearning Videos with Vyond:

Now that you’re convinced Vyond is the perfect tool for your eLearning video needs, let’s get down to business!

1. Define your learning objectives: What do you want your learners to achieve after watching your video? Clearly defining your objectives will guide your content creation and ensure your video stays focused.

2. Develop your script: A captivating script is the backbone of any successful video. When crafting eLearning scripts, ensure clarity and engagement. Simplify complex concepts for better understanding. Maintain a conversational tone to connect with learners. Structure scripts logically, maintaining a clear flow. Incorporate interactive elements to foster active participation.

3. Choose your style: Vyond offers a variety of animation styles to suit your content. Whiteboard animation for explaining complex concepts, business-friendly character-driven stories for relatable scenarios, or contemporary style – the choice is yours!

4. Design your scenes: Vyond’s library of pre-built scenes and customizable backgrounds can be your creative playground. Choose settings that complement your content and enhance the learning experience. For eLearning videos, I suggest keeping the visuals simple and clean to avoid any distractions.

5. Animate your characters and props: Bring your script to life by animating characters and props. Vyond’s intuitive animation tools allow you to control movements, expressions, and timing with ease.

6. Add narration and music: A clear and engaging voice-over complements your visuals and reinforces key points. Clients often opt for text-to-speech in eLearning videos due to its cost-effectiveness, allowing the choice between a human voiceover and a computer-generated one. Vyond includes a built-in text-to-speech feature with an extensive library offering various accents, including Australian, British, American, Indian, and more, featuring both male and female voice options. Choose the right soundtrack to set the tone and enhance the emotional impact of your video.

7. Incorporate interactivity: Quizzes, polls, and clickable elements add a layer of engagement and promote active learning. Vyond does not have features to add interactivity to Vyond videos. Most of our customers use Articulate Storyline, HapYak, or Adobe Captivate to add interactivity. Alternatively, it is possible to post a video to a hosting site and add links and annotations. The interactivity features are easy to implement and can significantly improve your video’s effectiveness.

8. Publish and share: Once you’re happy with your eLearning video, it’s time to share it with the world! Vyond offers various export options, allowing you to integrate your video into your learning management system, website, or social media platforms.

Bonus Tips:
  • Keep it concise: Aim for 5-10 minute videos to maintain learner attention.
  • Focus on microlearning: Break down complex topics into smaller, digestible chunks.
  • Keep it simple and clean: Make your video design minimalist and enjoyable to watch and remember.
  • Get feedback: Test your video with a small group of learners and incorporate their feedback for improvement.
Beyond the Basics:

As you gain confidence with Vyond, explore its advanced features to enhance your eLearning videos further. Create custom characters, build interactive scenes, and even leverage pre-recorded video footage to personalize your content.

Remember, Vyond is just the tool. The heart of a successful eLearning video lies in your creativity, passion for your subject, and dedication to creating a meaningful and engaging learning experience for your audience.

With this comprehensive guide, you can embark on your eLearning video creation journey. So, get creative, experiment, and most importantly, have fun! The world of Vyond-powered eLearning awaits you, ready to transform the way you teach and the way your learners learn.