First things first! Before we get started, install the Crowdcast Screen Sharing extension in Google Chrome right here (Yep, you need to be using Google Chrome to share your screen in Crowdcast. Download Chrome)

Onto the fun stuff...

There are a few ways to share your slides in Keynote.

Full Screen – To share a Keynote presentation, follow the above steps and select "Desktop" in step 3. When you begin the keynote presentation, it'll be full screen. This means two things: 

  1. Your audience will see that beautiful full-screen presentation, and  
  2. You won't be able to see Crowdcast.

Pro-Tip: Open your crowdcast event on another device during the presentation. This will allow you to still keep an eye on the chat :) 

Window Mode – There is a way to share a keynote presentation while still being about to see the Crowdcast window. When choosing what window to share in Crowdcast pick Keynote. Then press Command+Option+T to hide the tool bar. Then go to View > Slide Only and View > Hide Presenter notes to only show the slides. Now you've made the slides take up as much of the screen as possible and you can navigate back and forth with function(key labeled 'fn')+arrow

Export to HTML
– A quick export can turn your presentation into a web-friendly document with all animations and transitions in-tact. 

Export your Keynote presentation to HTML and open the HTML file in Chrome or Safari (not all browsers are compatible with Keynote HTML). Follow the above steps & select the window with the HTML file open in step 3.

✨Bonus! Use the director controls to focus or un-focus the presentation. We recommend keeping the screen split whenever possible so your audience can see your beautiful, smiling, human face :)

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