Interactive video tools for scenario-based learning

Photo of someone working on a laptop and pressing the play button on an interactive video

In November 2022, Liz du Plessis, Instructional Designer for Missouri Online, presented "Interactive Video Tools for Scenario-Based Learning: Walkthroughs of Storyline, Camtasia, and H5P" as a pre-recorded, on-demand session for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference online event.

Key Takeaways

  • Scenario-Based Learning (SBL) mimics complex situations and environments to make learning experiences more authentic and transferable.
  • Interactive video provide learners with low-stakes opportunities to rehearse problem-solving.
  • Storyline, Camtasia, and H5P are good options for creating interactive video scenarios.


While H5P is available to all faculty via Pressbooks, Camtasia and Storyline require paid licenses. Missouri Online designers, however, are experts in using these tools and can assist by collaborating with faculty to create learning objects with these tools.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more. 



Liz DuPlessis

Liz du Plessis, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Manager of Instructional Design

Liz du Plessis is a Manager of Instructional Design for Missouri Online. She is committed to supporting faculty in the cultivation of equity-minded online learning experiences that support the needs of diverse students. She is proud to have nearly 20 years of experience teaching college History across modalities on a part-time basis and is adjunct faculty in the Department of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia.