Everything goes better with video. So why not take advantage of the vast array of digital learning assets that Vyond has to offer to spice up those boring PowerPoint slides? Vyond is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to create beautiful, dynamic videos for eLearning courses. This blog offers a complete guide to using Vyond and highlights three methods to integrate Vyond videos into your Articulate Storyline courses. These vary in complexity, so you can find one that best fits your needs.
Basic: Ambient video with GIFs
GIF (noun): Multimedia files that act like short videos that loop endlessly.
The very nature of a GIF is to create a natural focal point in any form of multimedia. Therefore, they are a great way to grab attention in eLearning. They draw in your learners and entice them to pay attention. Vyond comes with thousands of ready-made props, many of which are animated, such as these examples below. To learn more about how to incorporate GIFs to your eLearning courses click here.
Intermediate: Animated characters
Animated characters help learners build an emotional connection with the learning content. A character can guide a learner through a difficult topic, act out a scenario, or illustrate a specific example. You can create and add Vyond characters into Storyline 360 to take your eLearning to the next level. These can be used as still images, GIFs or videos with animations. Click here to learn more about how to incorporate animated characters into your eLearning course. There are a variety of character styles to choose from within Vyond that include business-friendly, whiteboard animation and contemporary, as shown below:
Advanced: Branching scenarios with video
Video, animated or live action allows you to portray emotion in a way that you would not be able to with text or images. Branched scenarios emulate the real world, allowing your learners to apply their knowledge and skills. If the real-world emotion is not portrayed, your branched scenarios may not be as effective. This is where Vyond steps in. To learn more about how to create branched scenarios using Vyond and Articulate 360, click here.
With its unique styles and use of movement, animation makes courses more engaging and informative. This guide to using Vyond allows you to quickly create animations, characters, GIFs and videos – that make your Articulate Storyline courses both useful and attention-grabbing.