The Beginner's Guide to Keynote for Mac

Learn how to create beautiful Keynote presentations for education, business, or personal use.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Have you ever wanted to create a presentation, but never really had the time or the know how? If so, this course is designed for you.

With three hours of course content, The Beginner's Guide to Keynote for Mac is sure to take your presentations to the next level.

We'll start out downloading and installing Keynote from the Mac App Store, and move on to basic navigation, use of the media bar and the inspector, and even look at Apple's pre-built templates and themes.

Finally, we'll focus on educational and professional use of Keynote to make the most of this software in many scenarios.

There are a couple short quizzes along the way to help the retention of information, and upon completion, you will receive a certificate from Udemy.

If you have a Mac and a bit of creativity, I assure you that this course will drastically improve your visual presentations.

What are the requirements?

  • A Mac capable of running Keynote
  • The desire to learn the basics of Keynote

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create Keynote presentations
  • Understand titles, transitions, media use, and basic public speaking tips
  • Be able to collaborate on Keynote presentations with others
  • Understand basic terms surrounding presentations

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone looking to create great presentations

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Section One: Introduction
Section 2: Section Two: The Basics
Downloading and Installing Keynote

This lecture will provided a basic understanding of student and instructor expectations while also providing a quick overview of the layout of Keynote.

Section 3: Section Three: Navigating Keynote

In this lecture, you will understand the differences between standard and wide aspect ratios, you will learn to use the four default viewing modes in Keynote, you will understand zooming in and out, and you will be able to efficiently manage your slides.


This lecture will provide a brief overview of tables, charts, saving your changes to a presentation, and playing back your slides.


This lecture will cover the basics of using and formatting text and shapes.


Learn to make your presentations come alive with a short and simple introduction to visual and audible media in Keynote.


This lecture will cover formatting using the Inspector, a vital feature in Keynote.

10 questions

Choose between the Media Bar or the Inspector for each option.


In this assignment, you will create a single slide promoting your social media profile(s).

Section 4: Section Four: Themes and Templates

We will cover a quick example of using Apple's templates and themes with the Modern Type theme.


We will cover a quick example of using Apple's templates and themes with the Blueprint theme.

5 questions

This brief quiz will confirm your understanding of the importance of Apple's Keynote templates and the effectiveness of your previously learned skills when using these templates and themes

Section 5: Section Five: Creating Presentations for School

This portion of the course hones your skills for educational purposes. If you are an educator, a student, or even school faculty, this section is designed with you in mind.

Section 6: Section Six: Creating Professional Presentations for Business Use

Use Keynote to create professional presentations for business purposes. This lecture also includes public speaking tips as well as brief philosophy examples to take your presentation mindset to the next level.

Section 7: Section Seven: Exporting, Sharing, and Collaborating

Learn to export your presentations as multiple file types, share them via iCloud Drive, and collaborate with other iCloud users via iCloud sharing.

Section 8: Bonus Lectures!

A brief explanation of exporting a presentation as a video file.

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Instructor Biography

Jon Wyatt, Award Winning Filmmaker - Graphic Artist - Website Designer - Videographer

I have always been interested in photography, videography, and editing everything I capture through those interests. I am an avid user of both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015. I've been recognized nationally for my work with video editing, website, creation, and graphic design. I've co-taught a high school computer class and directed a 12th grade elective focusing on videography, editing, scripting, and acting. I have taken classes in performing arts, computer applications, iOS app development, and was chosen as one of six students to be part of the campus Creative Arts team during my freshman year of college. I currently am shooting a lot of video with GoPro cameras, and have also used them with DJI Phantom quadcopters.

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