Crash Course in Keynote
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Crash Course in Keynote

Succeed by Doing & Communicate Better
3.7 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
378 students enrolled
Created by Sean Thompson
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Customise the Keynote toolbar for maximum efficiency
  • Work with stylised text
  • Source and use free, professional fonts available safely on the internet
  • Create and alter simple objects created in Keynote
  • Work with style and editing features like "instant alpha", shadows, borders and other fine tuning tools available to high level Keynote users
  • Create original images, characters and logos
  • Use transitions and animations to communicate better
View Curriculum
  • How to open up Keynote on their Mac

This course opens up doors of opportunity for communication you will wonder how you lived without. It is just Keynote basics but from here it opens up avenues for better presentations, digital story telling, even video production for YouTube!

While I am a teacher and teachers will potentially get the most out of this course (and the Digital Communication Mastery course that follows it) anyone interested in reaching a wider audience and developing professional looking materials will be able to make huge strides.

You don't need to be an artist to make this work for you. Learn the basics here and then jump in for more in the following course and additions. Short lectures and quizzes make it easy to digest and manage on a busy schedule. The entire course can be managed in one sitting if you have the time or over a few short sessions. Take the challenges and go further developing your skills.

If you are an educator you will want to share what you have learned with your students K-12 or university. Everyone needs these digital age skills. 

Get on board now. You will have fun creating original work and leave hungry for more.

#21st century communication
#present better
#walk the walk
#look like a total pro

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone needing to make presentations with Keynote
  • Anyone interested in digital communication basics
  • Anyone interested in self-promotion and sharing online
  • Anyone interested in digital story telling
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Professionals from all walks of life
  • Those interested in expressing themselves more visually
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 04:51

A teaser trailer for this free course introducing how you need to learn Keynote to communicate better in the digital age.This short course will get you up to speed with all of the fundamentals while offering a glimpse of some of the simple tricks and insights that will  make you look all the more professional.

Preview 04:51
Keynote Basics 1
4 Lectures 12:55

This lesson sets you up with the tools only the pros know. By adding these to your toolbar your efficiency increases and your workflow can really take off.

Follow me step by step.

Preview 01:39

Customise Your Toolbar
1 question

When creating visuals for digital stories, logos or graphics to better explain an important point there are tools and tricks that can elevate your products. This is a clear first step to get you going.

Preview 03:50

Shapes & Colours
1 question

While text should be used sparingly in any visual presentation the formatting options can make all the difference when used. This lesson demonstrates these and offers further insight into how you can access professional fonts for any occasion safely and freely on the internet.


1 question

Layers are how we create images and impact. Similar to PhotoShop each object placed on a slide is placed on top of the previous one. Using layers we can create some truly impressive images that we can cal our own. This is the basic concept of a vector graphic in so far as we make images by layering shapes.

Flips are yet another way of increasing our workflow by reusing images as mirrors for things like arms, legs and even ensuring our images have perfect symmetry should we desire.

More on Shapes, Layers & Flips

1 question
Logo Creation Challenge
1 Lecture 06:09

This lesson demonstrates how to make a simple logo for practice before seting you off to make your own.

Share with me and ask questions!

Simple Logo Challenge
Movement on and Between Slides
2 Lectures 13:52

This lesson explains all of the basics and focuses on Magic move as the simplest way to automatically animate any sequence.


You don't need any special software. if you have the time, the desire and Keynote you can create your own animations. You can also create explanatory videos for YouTube to support your students and/or clients and help grow on audience!

About the Instructor
Sean Thompson
3.7 Average rating
16 Reviews
378 Students
1 Course
With technology we are all learners
  • Sean is an educational technology specialist at Sacred Heart International School in Tokyo. He travels extensively across southeast Asia speaking, presenting and participating in discussions regarding the effective integration of technology in an educational setting.

    In 2014 he partnered up with DEEP Learning to support the team with the development, promotion and execution of professional development conferences for teachers and online learning opportunities worldwide.

    Sean is an Apple Distinguished Educator, an International Baccalaureate Educator Network Workshop Leader, a Google Education Trainer and a Certified Google Educator available for professional development at your school.