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Types of Instructional Videos

Instructional videos can be used within a course context to introduce new skills, knowledge or behaviour to be learned or reinforced.

Ostensibly, there are countless styles of instructional videos, but determining the form of video that best suits your students needs will help you to organize your content and give you better direction when constructing your video content.

Using the course learning outcomes, identify one key element that you would like your students to be introduced to (learn) or a key component in your course that you would like reinforced. Then, determine what type of video production will best support the intended learning.

Welcome Video

Welcome videos can be used to introduce students to you and your course. They may be published online to be viewed prior to class or shown in the classroom.

Video Modeling


Video modeling is an instructional technique that helps learners acquire new skills by viewing, from videotape, behaviour that was performed by another individual, and then imitating that behaviour.

Video modeling can be used to teach specific skills, play sequences, social interactions and perspective taking.

Click here for an example of a Video Modeling video



Lecturettes are condensed versions of in-class lectures, or “mini” lectures. They can consist of any of the following elements: short video clips, screen captures, images, slides and voice recordings.

This type of instructional video can be utilized to implement the flipped classroom model, where learners are taught at home via lecturettes, followed by content-based exercises in the classroom.



Tutorials are step-by step “how to” instructional videos that teach a specific skill or technique. They are detailed demonstrations offering specialized knowledge on a certain topic, often recorded in a series of “sessions”.

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