Which Storyboard Format is Better: Docs or Slides?

In the ID community, there will always be some debate over which program is best suited for storyboarding. One camp insists that text-forward Word or Google Doc storyboards reign supreme, while the other opts to tell a slide-based story using tools like PowerPoint or Google Slides. So the question remains: Is one type of storyboard actually better than the other? Let’s explore.

What’s a Storyboard?

The storyboard is your North Star to successful instructional design! Instructional designers rely on the storyboard for nearly all content development, design direction, and development guidance. Plus, it’s used to communicate to stakeholders—an essential part of the overall eLearning/course creation process.