How to Create and Use Instructional Videos (Primary) (online)

This short course aims to help teachers use digital technologies to enhance existing resources and create new resources using screen recording and other tools. Participants will be introduced to ways in which instructional videos can be used to differentiate and personalise the learning experience and they will learn how to create a short instructional video for use with their class. The course provides advice on specific tools and examples of how they can be used, as well as copyright considerations in relation to digital resources. This course is applicable to all learning scenarios and is particularly useful for blended learning or flipping the classroom.

Duration2 hours (in total) over a few days (as participants create and then try out a resource with their class, after which they return with reflections on how they got on).
Skill LevelBasic
Target AudienceAll (primary) teachers
PrerequisitesBasic ICT skills. Participants should have experience of carrying out basic ICT tasks (opening, editing, saving, closing files) and be proficient in using an Internet browser.

Online course availability, requirements and access

The course is delivered via First, check the Course Schedule for information on available dates. Enrolment links appear on once the course is open for enrolment (login first, then see the link labelled “Find links to enrol, here”).

Technical Requirements: A good broadband internet connection and a laptop, desktop pc or tablet (with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how instructional videos can enhance learning
  • Find copyright free resources online to help create digital content
  • Create a short instructional video that could be used to support learning in your class.


Course Content:

The course lesson has five short sections:

  • Introduction
  • Finding Resources
  • Copyright for Digital Resources
  • Using Screen recording to enhance existing resources
  • Creating Instructional Whiteboard Videos
  • Conclusion / tips for teachers

On completion of the lesson above, participants will be required to create their own short instructional video, describing how they would use it with their own class.