Whiteboard animations allow teachers to explain content in a fun and engaging way which you can’t get from reading text or lecturing alone. With whiteboard animation software, it is easy to create interesting and unique content to explain a new concept or  introduce a new learning topic to both online and face to face audiences.

Examples of whiteboard animations used for palliative care teaching


Examples of whiteboard animation technology

PowToon is Web-based animation software that allows you to quickly and easily create animated presentations by manipulating pre-created objects, imported images, provided music and user created voice-overs. There are both free and premium versions.

VideoScribe was the first product of Sparkol which was founded in 2008 to provide an engaging way to present and share ideas quickly and easily, regardless of budget, design skills, geographical location or complexity of topic. It’s now used by over two million people across 160 countries to create engaging hand-drawn, animated explainer videos. There are both free and premium versions.


It can be difficult to keep the students attention both online and in the classroom. It is a great alternative to static images and text as students are becoming increasingly less able to learn effectively using this medium.


Animations need to be sympathetic to the audio so that they add to rather than detract from the message.

Other considerations

The best types of whiteboard animation are short and engaging – keeping learners wanting to know more in a compelling way with a call to action and signposts to additional resources.