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Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Carol! There really aren't implications with using Duplicate vs cut/paste, and you can read more about how and when to use those commands here. I typically use Duplicate when I'm copying an entire slide or scene, and I use cut/copy/paste for objects on slides.

Slide Masters control the default themes, colors, fonts, text, and objects for slides throughout your course. They're big time savers, letting you apply the same look and feel across multiple slides all at once. They also make design changes less of a headache because you'll only need to make change to the layout, and all slides with that layout will be updated accordingly. You'll also want to be sure you're using Theme Fonts and Theme Colors - again, if there's a change in the future, just make a change to the theme, and the slides will update accordingly. 

Templates are pre-designed files that include layouts and content placeholders, so they're great for rapid course-building. Generally you'll see that the template design has been added to the Slide Master of the template. You can also save a template to be reused over and over again.

I hope this is helpful, and be sure to let me know if you have other questions!