ambition is to offer a pedagogical tool students from high school throughout  College. This will include fostering interactions between learners and teachers through the practice of collaborative video annotation.

This tool’s purpose is to teach students the collaborative construction of meaning through the video annotation.

It will notably :

  • Develop the observation and analysis of video contents (life stories, conferences, meetings).
  • Facilitate an autonomous learning.
  • Enhance argumentation abilities in learning processes through  video annotation and comment.
  • Disseminate in educational institutions, educational projects and communities video annotation and commenting practices through open source availability of this tool.


This tool has been initially developed in open source by a French team of academics (Atelier du numérique – Institut Catholique de Paris) with whom we collaborate. We embodied our own Celluloid on the living archives platform. Since then, our first partner, Page Rwanda (Association des parents et amis des victimes du génocide contre les Tutsi du Rwanda) have tested this tool and found it very useful notably in the process of the intergenerational transmission of memory.

How to use celluloid (PDF)