It’s no wonder that whiteboard animations are one of the most popular video learning styles on the market—with the right software, they’re fast and easy to create.
Whiteboard animations tell a story with pictures drawn on a whiteboard. They aren’t literally drawn on a whiteboard, but instead simulated with animation. Some course creators show a fake hand drawing the whiteboard animation, but most learners think this is distracting and cheesy.
You would use a whiteboard eLearning video animation style when you want to take a minimalist, brand-neutral approach. Whiteboard animation doesn’t use a lot of color or character animation.
Instead, you can focus on the key aspects of a scenario or broad steps of a process. You can showcase a ton of detail or keep things very simple; it’s your choice. Whiteboard is best used to show general concepts that don’t require character animation.
For example, say you want to create an eLearning module that shows nurses how to ask patients about their pain threshold. A whiteboard video would show a lot of detail in the patient’s face, but it wouldn’t include irrelevant elements, like the hospital room, that don’t add to the video. This is all about keeping the essentials to drive home a key point.