PowerPoint Introduction Course Outline
It's hard to imagine a day going by without people passing along large amounts of information. Messages are everywhere, and the number of messages we receive seems to be increasing each day. Whether via phone, email, mass media, or personal interaction, we are subjected to a constant stream of information. With so much communication to contend with, it can be difficult to grab people's attention. But, we are often called upon to do just that. So, how do you grab and maintain an audience's focus when you're asked to present important information? By being clear, organized, and engaging. And, that is exactly what Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® can help you do.
Gone are the days of flip charts or drawing on a white board to illustrate your point. Today's audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high-impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within PowerPoint, you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch. In this course, you will use PowerPoint to begin creating engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.
You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam for Microsoft PowerPoint.
*** Version Note ***
This course is for individuals using PowerPoint 365, 2019 or 2016 and is taught using PowerPoint 2019 software. However, there are very few differences between the 365 and the 2016 versions from an end-user's perspective. Our instructors have used all versions and will be able to quickly highlight the several small changes to the user interface. Users of any version of PowerPoint will have no problem learning in the 2019 software environment.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to create and deliver engaging multimedia presentations that convey the key points of your message through the use of text, graphics, and animations.
Identify the basic features and functions of PowerPoint.
Develop a PowerPoint presentation.
Perform advanced text editing operations.
Add graphical elements to your presentation.
Modify objects in your presentation.
Add tables to your presentation.
Add charts to your presentation.
Prepare to deliver your presentation.
This course is designed for students who wish to gain a foundational understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.
To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint
Topic A: Navigate the PowerPoint Environment
Topic B: View and Navigate a Presentation
Topic C: Create and Save a PowerPoint Presentation
Topic D: Use PowerPoint Help
Lesson 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation
Topic A: Select a Presentation Type
Topic B: Edit Text
Topic C: Build a Presentation
Lesson 3: Performing Advanced Text Editing Operations
Topic A: Format Characters
Topic B: Format Paragraphs
Topic C: Format Text Boxes
Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation
Topic A: Insert Images
Topic B: Insert Shapes
Lesson 5: Modifying Objects in Your Presentation
Topic A: Edit Objects
Topic B: Format Objects
Topic C: Group Objects
Topic D: Arrange Objects
Topic E: Animate Objects
Lesson 6: Adding Tables to Your Presentation
Topic A: Create a Table
Topic B: Format a Table
Topic C: Insert a Table from Other Microsoft Office Applications
Lesson 7: Adding Charts to Your Presentation
Topic A: Create a Chart
Topic B: Format a Chart
Topic C: Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel
Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation
Topic A: Review Your Presentation
Topic B: Apply Transitions
Topic C: Print Your Presentation
Topic D: Deliver Your Presentation
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