Mar 24, 2014 // For DigitalChalk Users, Tutorials

Keynote: How to Upload to a Chalkboard Element

DigitalChalk: Upload Chalkboard Element

Keynote is quickly becoming a popular choice among Mac users to create slideshows, so it is important to know how to save and upload it to the DigitalChalk eLearning platform. It is a simple process similar to saving PowerPoint presentations.

Saving a Keynote slideshow:

  1. DigitalChalk: Keynote - How To Upload To A Chalkboard ElementSelect “File” from the menu bar.
  2. Select “Export To” and then “Images”.
  3. Make sure that the Format option is set to JPEG (High Quality) and then select “Next”.
  4. After clicking “Save”, you will be brought to the save window.
  5. The slides will be saved as individual images in a folder (the folder will be titled the same as the slideshow). Open the folder and select all of the individual slides, then right click and select “Compress Items”.
  6. This creates a new file in the folder that will be labeled “” – this is the file you will want to select when uploading to a chalkboard.


To upload your slideshow you will:

  1. Go to the “Manage Courses” tab.
  2. Select “Manage Course Elements” for the course you want to add the slides to.
  3. Create a new chalkboard by clicking on “Add a Chalkboard” option underneath the “Course Elements” menu on the left. If you have already created a chalkboard you will choose “Edit Chalkboard” or “Edit the Live Version” if it has already been activated.
  4. Now that you are in the edit screen for the chalkboard, go to the “Mange Slides” option.


*Helpful hint: Save this file to your desktop so that it is easier to find when uploading to the chalkboard.

Need a guide for adding slides to the timeline? Take a look at this video tutorial.


Want to learn more about the DigitalChalk eLearning platform? Call us at 877-321-2451 opt.1 or request a live demo with a Product Specialist.

Bekah Stinehour

Technical Writer

Bekah is a customer advocate, marketing assistant, and a technical writer for DigitalChalk. She graduated from Auburn University in 2012 and has been working with DigitalChalk for three years.

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