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Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell a story. ITS partners with faculty through Academic Technology to incorporate Digital Storytelling into coursework. Students are also supported through workshops and training. Through this modern approach, students demonstrate their understanding by using images, narration, videos, text, and music.


Students and Faculty.

How To Get This Service

Create a Help Desk ticket for advice on designing a Digital Storytelling assignment, request technical assistance, or to schedule a Digital Storytelling workshop in your course.


For any inquiries, support requests, or to report an issue related to this service, please contact Academic Technology.  Support requests can also be submitted online at (MyPace Portal username and password required).  Please use the Information Technology > Academic Tools > Digital Remix/Storytelling request type (Note: Clicking this link will pre-populate the form after you log in).

For immediate assistance, call Academic Technology:

  • PLV: (914) 773-3664
  • NYC: (212) 346-1661

Learn More

Which Video Tool Should I Use for Digital Storytelling?

iMovie Getting started, editing, and exporting videos (Mac users only).
Animoto Tutorial Animoto is an online tool that students can use to transform images and video clips into a short, professional presentation.
Animoto: Creating an Educator Account Create a free Animoto Classroom account for educators. It will give you access to Animoto for 1 year. You can create accounts for up to 50 students.
Storify Tutorial Storify is an online tool that students can use to tell a story using social media, or showcase their tweets, posts, pictures, and videos all on one page.
Embedding Animoto in ePortfolio You can embed a Storify project into your ePortfolio.
YouTube Tutorial How to Upload your videos to YouTube.

Digital Storytelling Resources

Digital Storytelling Resources This guide is a compilation of resources for finding music, images and videos that can be legally downloaded and used in your projects. It also includes instructions for downloading these materials to your computer.
Digital Storytelling Technical Resources Instructions for recording voiceovers, adding effects to audio and downloading video clips.
Storyboard A printable handout for planning your digital story.
iMovie An overview for creating a digital story with iMovie (Mac users only).

Other Related Tools

Check out these digital-storytelling related tools below used by other Pace faculty. These tools are less intensive, but still work with multi-media.

Glogs Create interactive posters that include text, graphics, music, videos and other types of media called “glogs.” Glogster EDU enables instructors to create course accounts to gather all of the glogs of a class in one place.
Padlet Formerly called “wallwisher,” this interactive poster tool allows multiple contributors.
Voicethreads Captures a group discussion about a single artifact, such as a picture, document, presentation, video, or a combination of several artifacts. Users can participate though webcam, microphone, telephone, text or file upload.  They can also interact with the artifact through annotations or drawings
Tar Heel Reader Allows users to create eBooks published to the Tar Heel Reader site.