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What is Powtoon?

Powtoon enables easy creation of videos and presentations intuitive animation software by faculty, students and admin staff.

Powtoon offers education, training, and communication templates, as well as a massive media library to empower easy and intuitive creation of engaging learning materials, assignments, announcements, safety training etc.

Our greater vision is to bring a touch of awesomeness to everyday communications. Whether you’re teaching a class, sending a note to a friend or pitching a product to potential investors - just Powtoon it.

Recommended Usage

2 hours.

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Educational Impact

build student knowledge
68%
improve attainment
66%
improve teaching efficiency
64%
improve teacher knowledge
61%
increase student collaboration
55%
save school money
54%
Age Range11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesAnimation SoftwareCommunication TemplatesMedia Library
LanguagesEnglish
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Although Powtoon is compatible with all the leading browsers, we recommend using Google Chrome.

TrainingWebinarsDocumentation

We have online tutorials and webinars. Most users just start using Powtoon. The interface is very similar to google slides / Powerpoint so easy to get started. We can also support schoolwide webinars on demand, if needed.

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge Base

Comprehensive knowledge base with videos.

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Pricing Plans

Free VersionPaid Subscription

Powtoon pricing starts from $19 / month

The free plan gives up to 3 mins (HD) and 100MB storage.

Home users can upgrade to Pro or Pro+. There is also pricing per school, per teacher, per student and per classroom for institutions.

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Powtoon Reviews

4.05 out of 5

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Jed

Vice Principal

Saint Patrick School, United States

Used Powtoon for On and off, because of changing jobs, but around 4 years

Mar 2021

I wanted to give you a 10 but subscription is costly especially for Catholic private school teachers.

Jed found Powtoon:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students are able to demonstrate mastery of content in a very engaging and interactive way and also helping improve their critical thinking skills, communication, and creativity.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Keeping the students engaged in the creation of content to demonstrate their learning not only provide them with the tool to explore their creative sides but also help them retain most of the learning.
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Allowing students not only to brainstorm ideas during collaboration time provide them with a lot of opportunities to work together with the creation of a project. This kind of activity is so impactful for students as they learn to work with others especially with those who are in remote learning or receiving in-person instruction.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Even though as a class, we have the license, there are still some features that are still off-limits, students then learn to be efficient and resourceful in utilizing only what things or features that are available to them.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The impact on a teacher's knowledge rests on the learning of new skills in presenting the lesson or content in a fun and engaging way.
  • Not saves school money
    Honestly, as a teacher and admin at the same time, I use my own money to subscribe to tools that I believe can be very impactful to student learning. So there is really no impact on saving the school money.
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Vernon

Executive Head

CrawfordSchools, South Africa

Used Powtoon for 0

Feb 2021

Vernon found Powtoon:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    No
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    No
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    No
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    No
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    No
  • Slightly saves school money
    No
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Pam

Unemployed

Arizona State University, United States

Used Powtoon for Not sure probably 5 months

Feb 2021

My daughter used this platform and I just dealt with the customer service which was excellent. I don’t have a screenshot but here’s my dog.

Pam found Powtoon:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Slightly saves school money
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Joey Alaimo

Director

Alithya, United States

Used Powtoon for 1 week

Dec 2020

I just started using Powtoon and find it a useful tool. I'm still getting familiar with it, but I like what I've been able to produce so far. But there is a lot I still need to learn about using Powtoon. I am using this tool as a Business, not a school, so I responded "Neutral" to most of the questions in the survey.

Joey Alaimo found Powtoon:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Slightly saves school money
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Julie

Assistant Principal

Maryborough Education Centre, Australia

Used Powtoon for My school has been using it for 12 months

Nov 2020

Easy and fun to use. Effective too

Julie found Powtoon:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students learning Auslan
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Phonetics
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    Making movies together
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Teachers using movies to reinforce information
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I'm not sure
  • Slightly saves school money
    its possible that it could save money on tutors
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Deborah Raphael

Teacher

Sepulveda middle school, United States

Used Powtoon for A few weeks

Nov 2020

Not sure yet, if it works the way I hope to use it for sure.

Deborah Raphael found Powtoon:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I am not using it for that purpose yet.
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Can’t answer yet haven’t begun.
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    Not sure yet
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I looked at a few programs it stood out to me.
  • Significantly saves school money
    When we bought more licenses the price was lower than I thought.
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Shelly Robinet

secretary

Livonia Public Schools, United States

Used Powtoon for 12 months

Oct 2020

the platform didn't really meet our needs since we had very little time to prepare.

Shelly Robinet found Powtoon:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    we were forced to go virtual for health concerns so everything was rushed
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    staff was learning to use but again, this was not a foreseen event
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Not significantly saves school money
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Eric

eLearning Developer

Norton Healthcare, United States

Used Powtoon for Approximately 5 years

Oct 2020

PowToon provides a unique service/product and a reasonable relative cost to do so.

Eric found Powtoon:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Provides an efficient way to create and deliver a memorable visual experience to convey information to staff/learners.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    PowToon is a creative and memorable supplement to convey information in a new/better/different way to staff/learners. Creating a visceral and memorable experience with different tools is always key when delivering staff/learner knowledge/skills for impact (train/transfer/sustain).
  • Not significantly increases student collaboration
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    PowToon provides an easy-to-use interface and overall service to design and implement unique visual solution to convey information to staff/learners instead of the ol' lecture format.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Could help teachers think about different tools and modalities for knowledge/skill creation and delivery.
  • Significantly saves school money
    Providing a cloud SAAS solution for schools/educators to use directly versus paying high fees to a professional video or media companies to create custom animation experiences/solutions. Small learning curve as well.
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Sue Windley

Project Co-Ordinator

Learn Devon (part of Devon County Council), England

Used Powtoon for 4 months

Oct 2020

I do like powtoon but it is limited.

Sue Windley found Powtoon:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We use powtoon as part of a learning series so not specifically about attainment.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Powtoons are great for designing examples for learning activities.
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    Use powtoons to support group learning activities.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Not really - time to design a powtoon is way longer than the use of the powtoon!
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Gives ideas on how to explain / express an idea for students.
  • Not significantly saves school money
    see earlier answer - lot of time to design the powtoon for 3 minute video!
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Steve

Associate Professor of Trust Systems

Ontario Tech University, Canada

Used Powtoon for 2 weeks :-)

Oct 2020

Sure. I have found it in the short time I have used it to be fun to use, entertaining whilst educational for the students, and a really quick way to make ideas stand out. I'd liken it to the same kind of feelings I had about HyperCard back in the day. With Powtoon and Explain Everything (the other go to for me) I have all the tools I need to go much further with my remote and face to face (eventually!) teaching

Steve found Powtoon:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    I've only used it in one session but it was much more engaging than usual and allowed me to cover more material by far
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    In the session I used it I was able to discuss the content of the week (supply chains) as well as how to do peer reviews of each others' assignments on top of bringing in material aboutOperations Management that I couldn't get to in a different format
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    To be honest, I'm neutral because I haven't tried that yet, but I will!
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Sure - the one I gave above re what I could cover. As well it allows me to remote teach in a much more engaging way that delivers information in a paced environment
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I'm not sure, to be honest. I think it may, at least teacher knowledge of the students they are working with, used properly
  • Slightly saves school money
    I paid for it myself ;-) That's sure a savings for the university!
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Angeline

Story Coach

Tyros Global, Singapore

Used Powtoon for 3 years

Sep 2020

It has lots of tools and is easy to use

Angeline found Powtoon:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    I train educators, marketplace professionals, non-profits. It helps them create materials relevant to their teaching or communication needs.
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Students learn to be creators rather than consumers.
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    It's a useful tool but efficiency and effectiveness depends largely on the ability of the teacher to use it.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Slightly saves school money
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Tun Ba Kyu

Regional Salesforce Development Manager (Lower Myanmar)

Seagram Myanmar, Myanmar

Used Powtoon for 3 months (give or take)

Aug 2020

Current version of Powtoon gives correct font only when downloaded and not during previews. Therefore, each time we want to check, we have to download and check and then correct again. It would be nice if we can have correct font during previews as well like before.

Tun Ba Kyu found Powtoon:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    It is much easier for "students" to understand
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    I say "neutral" because it depends on students themselves. Some may attain more and others none.
  • Not significantly increases student collaboration
    Since I am dealing with employees of an organization, I can only provide knowledge sharing with Powtoon.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Easier for students to understand
  • Not significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    If this question is about "knowledge" on the "subject" I am teaching, then the answer is "No". Because the knowledge of the subject has either been acquire or have to research oneself.
  • Slightly saves school money
    During the COVID-19 crsis, Yes. Saved about $12,000 per month till July 2020 from April 2020.
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isabella

student

temasek polytechnic, Singapore

Used Powtoon for about 2 months?

Jul 2020

it's very fun and easy to use

isabella found Powtoon:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    i use powtoon for my group project
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    enables me to learn more about how to use technology & media literacy?
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    lets me work together with my peers
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Slightly saves school money
    idk
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Adrienne

Marketing Manager

IPG, United States

Used Powtoon for 3 months

Jul 2020

I've found this very user friendly, and relatively flexible. I'm not trying to create top level videos, so I don't need a full suite of products. This does allow me to create professionally appropriate videos in a fraction of the time for a fraction of the cost.

Adrienne found Powtoon:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We haven't put our videos into use yet, so can't speak to this specifically, but general feedback has been great so far.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Our test clients felt that they were able to understand our product clearly after watching this.
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    We haven't used this for collaborative projects.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
  • Significantly saves school money
    We didn't have to pay $5k+ per video to each video, so we've saved significantly.
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