Video performance

Also known as: Performance reflection, performance-based assessment reflection, video-based assessment, performance reflection

Video performance involves recording a student's performance as evidence of their work or for feedback. It:

  • can be assessed by the student, peers and/or educators against an exemplar model or a given set of criteria
  • supports effective self-reflection and helps students to set personal learning tasks for improvement
  • can be adapted where students create an audio file to rehearse for an oral presentation.

Video performance

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How to use with ICT

Any device with a camera and microphone can be used to record student performances. Most devices support simple editing functions. Students can watch themselves and self-evaluate against set criteria. With student permission, a class could watch and evaluate a performance against criteria.

Single computer

Use PowerPoint or Slides and label each slide with a student’s name. The teacher uses the insert audio in PowerPoint to record each student’s presentation against their labelled slide. For slides, a teacher will have to record student voice using a chrome add-on, save it and then embed the link in each slide. With student permission the class can evaluate the presentation against the criteria pasted onto each slide. In addition, the teacher can type responses onto the student’s slide creating a comprehensive evaluation of each presentation.

External resources

Find out more resources
Title Link Description
Engaging students: Video as performance-based assessment and learning by Kaltura Education Engaging students: Video as performance-based assessment and learning A blog post with examples of how to use video performance across different key learning areas.
7 Benefits of video-based assessment by Emily Wexler 7 Benefits of video-based assessment Benefits of using video-based assessment.
What is a storyboard and how can you make one for your video? by Olga Bedrina  What Is a storyboard and how can you make one for your video? An article that simplifies every stage of making a video, with simple procedures and downloadable storyboard templates.


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Personalised learning

Disability, Learning and Support

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.


For a range of simple, how-to videos visit the Assistive Technology page on the Disability, Learning and Support website. Resources are organised into four sections; Literacy and Learning, Vision, Hearing, Physical and Motor Skills.


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.