Blackboard-style videos with simple drawings illustrating concepts have become immensely popular in recent years. However, there has been no published research evaluating their efficacy in nursing education. This pilot study evaluates the use of blackboard-style videos in an online pathophysiology course. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation data were analyzed to evaluate student satisfaction. The data indicated that students were highly satisfied with the course and the delivery of content using blackboard-style videos. The qualitative analysis uncovered two key themes explaining the high level of satisfaction: visual plus narrative explanations support learning and student control over pacing enhances learning.