Using Videos in Training

Videos can enhance training experiences when embedded within eLearning, used during instructor-led training, or provided as stand-alone microlearning topics. Here are some of examples of how videos can be used within various learning solutions:


  • Increase engagement: videos that are visually appealing or help tell a story can be used to introduce learning or make the learning process more relatable and engaging.
  • Simplify complex topics: videos can break down complex concepts into easily understandable visuals and narrative, making the content more accessible for learners.
  • Illustrate processes: videos that show a process, whether through screen capture or a filmed demonstration, can reach a learger audience than an instructor-led training and can be watched and paused as many times as needed.


  • Time-consuming to create: videos can take a significant amount of time or resources to create, especially if they involve complex animations or special filming conditions, such as actors in a studio.
  • Not accessible for all learners: vidoes need closed captioning and/or transcripts of what is visually shown to make them accessible to various learners.

Examples of when to use videos in training:

  • Science and engineering: illustrate complex scientific and engineering concepts.
  • Compliance training: act out scenarios to enhance compliance training materials.
  • Soft skills training: demonstrate topics like leadership, teamwork, and communication.
  • Safety training: demonstrate best practices for workplace safety, such as proper lifting techniques or emergency procedures.
  • Software training: use screencasts to demonstrate how to perform tasks within the software application.

In the next few posts, we we delve into examples of different types of videos that can be made, the tools used to make them, and how they can be used to enhance training solutions.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you determine whether videos are appropriate for your training project.