For students

The first question we normally get asked when discussing  animations for assessment is ‘can we see some examples? ‘so here are some examples that students have kindly agreed to share (our assessment day blogpost from the time gives some background on the assessment brief).

Planning your animation

It’s important to not get too hung up on creating an animation and to remember that you still need to put in as much time planning and researching as you would with an essay. Here are some tips from our experience of creating animations.

Storyboarding is a way of structuring your animation. If you were writing an essay you’d put together a plan, and i think of this as the equivalent process. The BBC provide an example template. They don’t have to be professional looking, here’s one of my examples to reassure you.


The thought process that it initiates and a reference point for your ideas is the important part. Just like when writing an essay, changes will take place as you do your research.

Accessible animations

Our colleague Katherine Runswick-Cole advocates for and shares some tips on creating accessible animations.


The musings and progress of a lecturer and an elearning developer as they encourage students to communicate using animations

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