Annotation Tool for YouTube Videos
VideoAnt is a tool which allows users to
make annotations and tags along the timelines of web-based video sites
such as YouTube and Vimeo. As educators are more frequently assigning
their students the task of producing a video assignment, the tool is
potentially valuable for the teacher to give feedback at specific points
in the video; common uses include foreign and sign languages courses
and graded presentations. Other uses include social networking,
documentation of video content, performance review, sign language
applications, media website user comments and content editing tools for
The VideoANT tool is extremely user
friendly, requiring little training to use. The video annotation tool is
web based, so does not require the video to be uploaded into the user’s
system. As the tool is XML based, the annotations can be repurposed
with little development work and are easy to build upon.
BENEFITS OF A WEB BASED VIDEO ANNOTATION TOOL:
- Make annotations directly on YouTube videos, so you do not have to upload the video.
- The annotated video can be shared with students and colleagues as a means of feedback.
- The interface is extremely user friendly.
- The Beta version of VideoANT can be accessed at https://ant2.cehd.umn.edu/.