Creating actions inside of a Keynote is an excellent way to make a presentation more engaging. In Keynote, it is possible to add a shape or image and then link it to other content. You can link the shape or image to another slide within your presentation or to an external website. Creating action keys inside of Keynote is easy to do, but adds a powerful dimension to the presentation.
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- [Instructor] Let's take a look at action keys and links inside of Keynote, and how they allow us to navigate through a presentation. This can both help you, the presenter, to navigate as well as give students voice and choice as to where they want to go within the presentation. In this video we'll take a look at how to add action keys inside of Keynote. In the next video we'll look at some ways that we can use this to engage students. Now first in order to show this, I'm going to use this generic presentation I have called The Biology of Plants.
I'll navigate to the second slide, and here it says The Biology of Plants and gives three subcategories. The first thing I want to do is to add Shapes. I'm going to click and add a Shape that will act as a button, and put it to the left of Plant parts. Now since we're talking about plants, I'll make that green. Then I want to Duplicate it. So I right click on that circle, select Duplicate, and it makes a copy. I'm gonna put a button in front of each of these different categories.
I'll close this out. The next thing I want to do is to click on one of the buttons and here I'll right click and then select Add Link. This allows me to add a Link to this which will provide an action that will be taken when it's clicked. Now as you can see, right now we have it linking to a Slide. We can send it to the Next slide, the First slide, the Last slide. We can send it to a specific Slide. At the top from the drop-down we can also select whether we'd like to link it to a Webpage, or perhaps an Email.
Now I'm gonna go to Slide, and what I want to do is make it so that when we click on Plant parts, it brings us to that part of the presentation. In this case, that is Slide three. I'll click Go to Slide and it brings us here. Now when I'm on this slide, I'm going to click on Shape, and I'm gonna add a square that I'm gonna put down in the bottom corner. Here I'll double click inside of here and add the word Home. Now I'll click on this shape, right click, Add Link, and I'm going to make it so that it goes back to slide two, which is where we started.
Now I have that set. I'm going to go back to the original slide. Here I'll right click on the next button, click Add Link, and I want to Link this one to slide seven. I'll click Go to Slide, and here again I can add a Home button. I'm going to go over to slide three and Copy that Home button, and I'll Paste that here on this slide so that I can navigate Home from here. I'll go back to the original and on the last button, I'm going to right click, Add Link, and in order to make this an action that takes me to the Plant processes slide, I'll click Slide.
In this case I know that it's Slide nine. I'll click Go to Slide, and here again I can Paste that Home button that will bring me back Home. Now let's take a look at this presentation. If I click on Play, I see The Biology of Plants, and then we get the different sections. Now remember that if I were to click on one of these buttons, it will bring me to that particular slide. So if the students say we want to go back over The classification of plants, I can click here and it brings me to that section.
Now if for some reason I wanted to go back to the Home page, I can click here and it brings me back to this. If I click Plant parts, it brings me to that part of this presentation. So these are action keys or links, and we can make it so that they go to a particular slide, to a webpage or an email. In the next video let's take a look at how we can use these to create more engaging presentations.
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- Inserting interactive actions
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