Creating animated videos is a self-paced, online course that you can start, finish or just dip into at any time. It's one of a growing catalogue of Skills Journey courses for learning professionals. You can buy this course on its own or subscribe to the whole catalogue.
The course is aimed at digital content designers, graphic designers, subject specialists, trainers, marketers – in fact just about anyone who wants to create animated videos themselves or intends to work alongside other specialists. It assumes no technical knowledge other than basic computer skills. If you already have software suitable for animating (and PowerPoint is enough to get started), that’s fine. If you don’t, you’ll find out on the course what’s needed to do a good job.
This course will enable you to:
Well, it all depends.
To help you build your skills in creating animated videos we have provided you with twelve lessons, each of which includes a short video and sometimes an optional activity to complete. We have also provided you with a number of resources that you can use for on-going reference, including tips and links to useful tools.
In lessons one to six we’ll cover what animated videos are - the formats, the characteristics of good animated videos, the design process, the tools and ways to distribute them. In lessons seven to twelve we’ll see how that looks in practice as we go through the design and development process for two different styles of animated video. We’ll then show how those videos were built in two different ways – once using a professional animation tool and once using PowerPoint.
If you complete the course, you'll receive a Skills Journey certificate. If you want, you can complete an optional assignment to help you put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your skills to others.
This resource has been designed, developed and presented by the Skills Journey team, drawing upon decades of experience working with learning and development professionals across the world.