When it comes to creating presentations, whether you’re staff or student, there’s more to life than just PowerPoint.
In this month’s Learn with Lynda, we will be highlighting not one but three lynda.com courses that will help get you started with some alternatives.
- Working with the Prezi style
- Creating a new prezi
- Adding text, images, shapes, and charts
- Rotating and aligning objects on the canvas
- Including multimedia elements
- Presenting remotely
- Collaborating with others on your prezi
- Embedding your prezi on a webpage
Watch a preview of Prezi Essential Training
Keynote is a popular presentation tool from Apple. Keynote 7 Essential Training by David Rivers is 4 hours and 22 minutes long. Don’t forget, lynda.com courses are broken down into bite size chunks and courses can be downloaded onto the lynda.com app to listen to at your leisure.
In this course, David will walk through all the need-to-know features of this powerful tool, showing how to harness its rich feature set to inform and entertain your audience. He will show you how to choose the right slide layout; add your text, images, audio, and video; and include animations and eye-catching effects. Plus, he demonstrates how to add transitions between slides, and explains how to prepare to deliver a standout presentation.
- Working with themes
- Editing master slides
- Adding text, shapes, and links
- Building tables and interactive charts
- Inserting audio and video in your slides
- Applying transitions
- Playing and recording a slideshow
- Sharing and exporting presentations
Watch a preview of Keynote 7 Essential Training
As always, let us know what you think of these courses. Were they helpful? Have you used any other presentation tools in your teaching? Use the comments below to share your experiences.
P.S. Don’t forget you can integrate your lynda.com course completion certificates with your LinkedIn profile – and share the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired. Simply ‘Share’ your certificate of completion and select ‘Post to LinkedIn profile’!