Also known as: comic strip layouts, panel illustrations, sitemaps

Storyboarding is a structured planning process where students create a visual sequence of how a story/multimedia product will unfold. It:

  • can be used by educators as a formative assessment strategy prior to the creation of a multimedia task
  • assists students to make decisions about how things will look and behave in a multimedia product
  • can be adapted to suit the product being created. For example, a website storyboard usually includes one panel for each page on the site, whereas for filmmaking, each panel usually represents a camera shot and includes details about what the camera will see and show.


ICT templates

Learning activity templates

Google templates 

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Microsoft templates

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How to use with ICT

  • Explore the many storyboarding templates readily available on Canva for Education to help you get started.

External resources

Find out more resources
Title Link Description
Storyboarding by Richard Culatta Storyboarding Provides a history, context, and processes for storyboarding that aims to pre-visualise video, web-based training, or interactive media sequences.
What Is Storyboarding in web design? by Elizabeth Smith What Is Storyboarding in web design? This article unpacks the ways in which creative and technical professionals use storyboards, to streamline the design and development process.
eLearning Learning website eLearning Learning website Displays search results for Creative Commons Storyboards.
Storyboards category from Wikimedia Commons Storyboards category from Wikimedia Commons Thirty-seven storyboard graphic organisers shown as illustrations or images, displaying aspects of a sequence that is part of pre-visualising a story.
Storyboard depot (Storyboards for eLearning) on eLearning Coach website Storyboard depot Provides a variety of storyboard templates to download and use for projects.
Storyboarding in Education by Damian Gordon  Storyboarding in Education A description of the use of storyboards in developing eLearning materials.
The Student Filmmaker – Module 4: Planning by Stem.T4L  The Student Filmmaker – Module 4: Planning Explore the importance of storyboarding when planning content for filming and access supporting templates.


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Personalised learning

Students with disability

When planning to use technology in the classroom it is important to consider the diversity of your learners. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all. For UDL guidelines, information and additional materials, visit the CAST website.

Many students require technology as an adjustment to support their access to learning. Adjustments (NESA) are actions taken that enable a student with disability and additional learning needs to access syllabus outcomes and content on the same basis as their peers. Enrol in the Personalised learning with technology online course to help you make more informed decisions regarding technology.


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High potential and gifted learning and support

When planning to use technology in the classroom it is important to consider the full range of abilities of all learners. High potential and gifted learners may require additional adjustments and deliberate talent development.  These strategies include differentiation, grouping, enrichment and advanced learning pathways so students can be engaged, grow and achieve their personal best.


Assessing and identifying high potential and gifted learners will help teachers decide which students may benefit from extension and additional challenge. Effective strategies and contributors to achievement for high potential and gifted learners helps teachers to identify and target areas for growth and improvement. School leaders can access the Evaluation and Planning Tool to support strategic improvement planning.


Recognising the diversity of high potential and gifted students represented in classrooms across 4 domains of potential can be explored further by accessing illustrations of practice.


For further support and advice about how to tailor learning for high potential and gifted students from all backgrounds, visit the High Potential and Gifted Education web section, High Potential and Gifted Education Policy or attend one of the professional learning courses on offer.

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Professional learning

Professional learning (internal)
Provider Course name Link Description
AITSL Developing Storyboards Watch the video The video shows a teacher working with her year 7 students to develop storyboards. 
Australian Centre for the Moving Image Storyboards Read the resource 'Film it' is a collection of teaching and learning resources covering the process of creating a film. The storyboarding module can be used for introducing the concept to students.