Create dynamic and interactive animated videos.

VideoScribe is a whiteboard video animation software developed by Sparkol. It allows users to create highly dynamic and interactive animation videos on a virtual whiteboard interface. UBC features a campus-wide license available to all faculty, staff and students.

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Software Features


  • Choose from an extensive library of shapes, images and text fonts and customize how they are animated.
  • Upload images directly from your computer.


  • Add voiceovers and soundtracks from the media library or record your own.
  • Choose animations, such as whether images are drawn, faded in, or morphed.
  • Control the transition and animation lengths for images.
  • Set camera position to change the focus of the scene.


  • Save and export projects onto your computer to work on them offline.
  • Publish videos as PowerPoint presentations and media files, or directly share them on YouTube and Facebook.


  • Comes with a library of over 4,000 images to choose from.
  • Comes with a library of soundtracks to add to your animations.
  • Unlimited storage of Videoscribe videos on Sparkol’s sharing website,


  • Cannot edit audio recordings and files.
  • Cannot record videos.
  • Cannot import other video files into VideoScribe projects.

Getting Started

Visit the UBC Software Centre for instructions and links to installation files.

Contact if you require assistance with installing the software on your computer.

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