VideoANT from the University of Minnesota is an online tool that allows you to annotate videos. This system allows you to identify significant parts in the video and then make synchronized annotations.
It’s not complicated but it can be quite useful.
Imagine that you have a video that you would like to have your students watch on their own, but you would like to include your own notes as they progress through the video. This will enable you to do that.
Imagine that one of your students have just made a recording of a lesson that they taught in their student teaching. She has posted it in her digital portfolio and then shared the link with you. You have the opportunity to provide time-line based feedback.
VideoAnt is limited to working with files that are online. The only way that you can specify a video is to provide the URL for it. These videos must be .mov, .flv and YouTube files.
How to Use VideoAnt
The actual process of using VideoAnt is quite well document through the University of Minnesota website. They have a website which provides steps for the overall process.
- Using VideoAnt Annotations to Provide “Audience-Based” Assessment to Students’ Video Productions by Richard Beach
- COL Corner
How do you think that you could use VideoAnt in your daily activities? Could you use this with your students?
There is also a video tutorial
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