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Using PowToon and Vyond to Increase Interactivity and Engagement

Gaining initial interest and keeping students engaged is an ever-growing task. Learners need more than just PowerPoints and textbooks to stay focused. They need unique and exciting content that keeps them interested and progressing in their education.

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PowToon and Vyond are two great tools that can help increase interactivity and engagement in your classroom. Both tools allow you to create engaging, animated videos that can be used to supplement your lesson plans.

PowToon and Vyond are two video creation tools that allow you to create animated videos. PowToon is a desktop application while Vyond is a web-based tool. These tools are used by designers and content writers to create interactive, engaging, and interesting videos that viewers can interact with. Both of these tools have the ability to add animations to the video which give it more life. They also have a variety of templates that can be used for different purposes such as promotional videos, product tours, or tutorials.

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What is PowToon? 

PowToon is a web-based animation software that allows you to quickly and easily create animated presentations with your students by manipulating pre-created objects, imported images, provided music and user created voice-overs. Simply put, PowToon is a software that allows businesses to create highly engaging animated presentations using video and other media. 

PowToon uses a library of templates that enables anyone to create professional- looking presentations in minutes. With over 20 Million users such as Coca-Cola, Pfizer, eBay, Costco, Starbucks and Cisco, why is PowToon so popular? 

What are the key features of PowToon?

  • Create studio-quality animated videos in minutes
  • A vast library of templates including scenes, characters, props, videos, soundtracks, and text
  • Ability to upload your own media
  • Collaboration tools
  • Free trial available
  • 1000+ users per subscription

3 benefits of PowToon

Free or Paid Versions | PowToon is different to a lot of its competitors in that it offers a free version in addition to a paid one. The free version provides hundreds of incredible features and allows you to trial the software without committing to a monthly fee. The paid version offers extra features and storage options.

Ease of Use | As PowToon is web-based, there is no need to download any extra software. Just set up an account and start creating! You can choose from customisable templates or a blank page, adding your media to begin your design.

Quality and Effectiveness | PowToon can be used by teachers to produce attention capturing animations. Still, it can also be used to assess student progress. The content provided within the software is high quality and varied for creativity and flexibility.

What is Vyond?

Similarly to PowToon, Vyond is a cloud-based animated video creation platform, allowing users of all abilities to create attention-grabbing, engaging content. Since its inception as GoAnimate in 2007, the Company has served over 12 million registered users on six continents. 

What are the key features of Vyond? 

  • Pre-built templates
  • Large content library 
  • Ability to upload your own media
  • Free trial
  • Collaboration tools
  • Up to 500 members 

4 benefits of Vyond

Your Videos, Anywhere  | Host your videos wherever you need, or import them into other platforms.

Range of Templates  | Variety of pre-made templates allowing you to brand your business how you want.

Go Team Collaboration Plan  | A subscription choice makes it possible to work with other team members on presentation files.

Free Trial  | A 14 day free trial with 3 main subscription plans to choose from following this. 

Both PowToon and Vyond boast the ability to create effective and interactive content that will leave your students engaged and interested. Whether choosing between PowToon or Vyond, you will not be disappointed. In addition, both providers offer a trial period allowing you to test out which software is best for you. Either way, you are sure to create professional-looking content improving interactivity and engagement. 

PowToon or Vyond? Which animation software is right for you?

At the end of the day, your choice of tools should depend on your needs and resources.

PowToon is a web-based software that allows you to create animated videos and presentations. It has a free version and paid versions. The free version has some limitations, such as the maximum length of the video is 10 minutes; the number of characters in each scene can’t exceed 300.

Vyond, on the other hand, is an animation software for creating TV-quality animations and interactive content for mobile devices. It has a free trial version with no limitations.

PowToon offers easy-to-use tools that allow you to create animated videos and presentations quickly with no coding skills needed. The free version has some limitations but it’s still worth checking out if you are looking for an easy way to create animated content without spending any money upfront.

Vyond offers professional quality animation software with a variety of features that allow you to create TV quality animations and interactive content for mobile devices, AppleTV, and similar devices.

Animated video creation process

The process of creating an animated video is not a simple one. It requires a lot of time and effort, and it can be hard to get started.

First, you need to know what kind of video you want to create. Do you want to create an explainer video? A promotional video? Do you want the animation style to be 2D or 3D?

Next, it is important to pick the storyboard for your video. The storyboard is the visual representation of your script that tells the viewer what they are going to see in each scene. You will need to choose a storyboard that matches with your script and your budget because some types are more expensive than others.

Finally, i’s time for animation!

How to make your animated videos stand out from the competition

In a world where everyone is trying to get noticed, it’s important to make your animated videos stand out from the competition. Here are three tips to make your videos stand out:

  1. Use high-quality visuals. This is one of the most important aspects of making your animated videos stand out. Use high-quality visuals that are pleasing to the eye and make sure they are relevant to your video’s topic.
  2. Use a unique style. Your video’s style should be unique and recognisable. This will make your video stand out and be more memorable to viewers.
  3. Use a catchy soundtrack. Your video’s soundtrack should be catchy and memorable. This will help your video stay in viewers’ minds and make them more likely to watch it again.

Read more about using animation for eLearning here.

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