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learning object creator

What is it?

Powtoon is a content creation platform that allows users to create animated videos and presentations.

What is its purpose?

*Powtoon is a web-based software that enables users to create professional animated video presentations and explainers/messages. Users can choose to edit templates that have already been created or design their own visual content from scratch. Powtoon also offers screen recording and whiteboard doodling tools.

How do I use it?

Memorial has a group license for Powtoon, and instructors can obtain free access to the software by sending an email to tlx@mun.ca and requesting access to Powtoon. To learn more about requesting and accessing Powtoon, please visit the CITL Powtoon webpage

To create and share your first Powtoon animated video, check the Powtoon tutorial page. You can also learn more about the Screen & Cam Recording function of Powtoon by visiting the CITL Powtoon webpage.

Why would I use it?

  • Powtoon provides instructors with a fun and creative way to communicate with students or deliver their course content.

  • Powtoon offers a large selection of educational footage, scenes, animations, characters, fonts, and music.

  • Recordings created with Powtoon can be used as an alternative to PowerPoint and shared on a Brightspace course site.

  • It does not require installing any software or applications, i.e., it can run on different web browsers.

Quick Facts
Object Creation
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Last Modified
06 October 2022
05 October 2022
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Ratings Information

CITL Rating

Select any category below for details about the criteria for each rating.

Functionality: ★★☆
Not Applicable.
Ease of Use:★★★
Works Well.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Instructors):★★☆
Minor Concerns. No campus-wide technical support is available. Technical support is provided by vendor.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Students):★★☆
Minor Concerns. No campus-wide technical support is available. Technical support is provided by vendor.
Hypermediality :
Not Applicable.
Accessibility: ★★★
Accessibility Standards:★★★
Works Well.
User-focused participation:★★★
Works Well.
Required Equipment:★★★
Works Well.
Technical: ★★★
Integration/Embedding within a Learning Management System (LMS) :★★☆
Minor Concerns.
Operating Systems:★★★
Works Well.
Web Browser:★★★
Works Well.
Additional Technical Requirements:★★★
Works Well.
Mobile Design:
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Offline Access:
Not Applicable.
Usage and Account Set Up: ★★☆
Sign Up/Sign In:★★☆
Minor Concerns.
Cost of Use:★★☆
Minor Concerns.
Archiving, Saving, and Exporting Data :★★☆
Minor Concerns.
Data Privacy and Ownership:★★★
Works Well.
Social Presence: ★★☆
Collaboration :★★☆
Minor Concerns.
User Accountability:
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Teaching Presence:
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Learning Analytics:
Not Applicable.
Cognitive Presence: ★★★
Enhancement of Cognitive Task(s):★★★
Works Well.
Higher Order Thinking:★★★
Works Well.
Feedback on Learning:
Not Applicable.

Security and Privacy

This service is not offered by Memorial University and has not been reviewed by Information Management and Protection.

Support Information

The website comes equipped with a support center webpage where users can find answers to product-related questions.

Note: Instructional Support is available through CITL. Please connect with Learning Technology Coaches for assistance ltc_citl@mun.ca or visit the Teaching and Learning Exchange in ED 1001, St. John’s Campus.