Video roleplay

You learn interview techniques by doing and by watching each other. Show students a good example and then get them to put the theory into practice using a character.

Activity goal
Practice skills | Reflect
In class | Post class
< 60 minutes
Group size
Small | Medium | Large

Zoom, Panopto, Canvas

Step 1

Show students several examples of an interview technique that has been used well (or less well) and have students reflect on this technique. 

Step 2

Describe two realistic characters with whom the student must conduct their interview in their role as future professional. Draw up a list of focus points for the interview. 

Step 3

Group the students into pairs and have one student act as interviewer the first time and as character the next. This means that they each play both roles during the interviews. 

Step 4

Get the students to record the interviews, for instance via a Zoom session or via Panopto. 

Step 5

The students should watch the recordings in pairs and use the focus point list to assess themselves and the other person critically and share their experiences as future professional and interviewer. 


  •  For larger groups you can also work in threes, with one student then fulfilling the role of observer. After the interview, the observer gives feedback to the other students, using the focus point list. 

  • Use peer feedback (for instance via Canvas) to have students give feedback on the interviews of others. 

Consider the tools and materials mentioned here as suggestions. In many cases it’s possible to use alternative tools. Please turn to the Learning & Innovation team of your faculty (EUR or EMC) first to see which online and offline tools are available and how to apply them. 


  • Recording a role play can be done in Zoom, Panopto or MS Teams.
  • Giving peer feedback is easily facilitated in Canvas with the peer review function. More information about possibilities in Canvas can be found on Advice for online education

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