The study analyzes students' perceptions of an online distance education course enhanced with video. It presents a case carried out with students who were enrolled to the course in 2011 summer. In this study, data were gathered from the students at the end of the course via perception questionnaire. The questionnaire includes items about the content and quality of the learning environment, the motivation of students and the problems the students face. The data show that students have positive attitudes towards enhancing online distance education with video. This study can contribute to the future research studies related with video based training and online distance education. Moreover, the results of the study can contribute to the design and development of online courses enhanced with video. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.