Storyboarding is a technique that helps to visualise the flow of the story. In the eLearning, storyboards help designers visualise the flow of the training materials – courses, animations, videos or slides at the early stages of their development. There are storyboarding tools that can help to speed up the storyboarding project
The storyboard is often a first draft or a prototype of the training course or video. It allows presenting design concepts and sharing them with stakeholders before creating the entire course or a presentation.
Some of the tools and storyboard templates used by professional movie makers are quite complex, and they usually need to be adopted or customised for eLearning.
Read about the Storyboards for eLearning – I talk here more about the types of storyboards, reasons to use storyboarding and details to include in the storyboard, and share free editable storyboard templates.
Storyboard tools – things to consider
- how you are going to use it
- whether you will work with other people
- what features do you need
- your technical ability to use them
- what is your budget
I have a list of some storyboarding tools below, but you can start with something simple, like your own storyboard template in Word or PPT format. I went through several templates over the years and developed several that I use for my own projects. Click here to learn more about how I use storyboarding templates, and what information I include in the storyboards. You can also subscribe to my list, and I send you free editable Google Doc and Google slide templates.