How to Create a Simple PowerPoint Blackboard Presentation

In educational PowerPoint presentations, especially for Elementary & Secondary Education, you may be interested to make original presentations simulating a blackboard. Using the following techniques you can quickly design a blackboard template for your elementary or secondary PowerPoint presentations with a few simple steps.

Create a PowerPoint Blackboard Presentation with these Simple Tips & Resources

1. Add the background

First, start adding the background. Since we are going to simulate a blackboard, you can use the dark preset available in PowerPoint 2010. Go to Design -> Background Styles and choose the dark style 12.

 2. Install a Hand Writing Font

Then you need hand writing font to make it more realistic. You can download free fonts from many different font resources like dafont, but if you are looking for a quick solution, you may consider to use our previous tip how to install Google Fonts API for PowerPoint, you can move forward and install the Handee font from Google Fonts API.

Then, restart PowerPoint and add a textbox using such font. You can rotate the text to make it look like written by hand.

3. Use hand drawn PowerPoint Graphics

To make your blackboard template more realistic, you can then download free hand drawing graphics and pictures that will be really helpful to decorate your blackboard slides.

You can download free graphics from Articulate blog or Here is an example of hand drawn circles and arrows. Or you can get the boatload of free hand drawn graphics from Articulate blog.


Finally, add shapes and the text that you want to show in the slide. Here is an example after using a simple hand drawn picture for PowerPoint blackboard.

You can download other free hand drawn PowerPoint templates, icons or shapes to make presentations for your classroom. This was just a basic guide how to make a simple blackboard for your presentations.

Download Chalkboard PowerPoint Templates & Animated Blackboard Template

Alternatively, if you are looking for a free green chalkboard template, you can get one for free from PresenterMedia provider here.

Or you can get Premium PowerPoint templates with animated chalkboard from PresenterMedia. Here is an example of animated blackboard PPT template.

Learn more here to download chalkboard doodles for PowerPoint presentations.

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