If you can “whiteboard,” then you can Light board with Keynote

Have you tried to use Apple Keynote to create a light board? It’s super easy and completely changes the presentation game.

First, Open up Keynote, and “create presentation”

Next, Click the (+) sign and add a Live video.

You can crop your live video to take up the whole screen or just a part. Push the play button and use your apply pencil to begin drawing on your presentation.

You can record your presentation by doing a screen record.


If you want to add an extra layer of coolness, click the (+) and add a drawing. Click Done and then click on the drawing again to access the “animate button.” Click “Add Build In” and “line Draw.” Click “done” and then click play above your presentation. You will see now that once you click on the screen your drawing will show up on the screen as an animation.

Let me know what you think.


2 replies

January 25, 2023

Seeing this in action today was awesome! What a great, easy win with teachers. Thank you! So cool.

January 26, 2023


Thank you so much. I appreciate all your creative work as well.

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