A-Z Tools & Technologies: Animoto

What is Animoto?

Animoto is a Web 2.0 tool that allows users to produce videos that blend photos, video clips, text and music.

How does it work?


  1. Insert Photos & Videos
  2. Customise Your Style
  3. Watch & Share

Try our slideshow maker at Animoto.

What about Teaching & Learning?

As a presentation, a video shares content in a powerful, engaging way. As a student project, a video encourages students to interact with academic material by hand-picking images, video, music and text. Through technology, students collaborate, communicate and create to learn.

You can help develop students digital literacies by asking them to create a video to introduce themselves to their peers, and you can even create your own to introduce yourself to your students. You can create videos to introduce a new module or topic, or as a summary at the end. Students can also use Animoto to produce trailers, presentations, or reports.

How much does it cost?

Animoto pricing plans operate on a freemium model, so it’s free to set up a basic ‘lite’ account.

Academics can also apply for an educator account at the Animoto Education page, where you can also see examples of how other educators are using Animoto in their classrooms.


iPhone and Android owners can download the free app! You can create and share videos using your phone’s pictures and video clips.

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Phil Vincent

Phil’s focus is to work across Faculties to support the implementation of the Academic Strategy, and in particular contribute to the effective development and implementation of technology enhanced learning.

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