Microsoft PowerPoint: Part 1
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® 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.
This course covers PowerPoint versions 2010, 2013 and 2016.
This course is designed for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.
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.
- Add graphical elements to a presentation.
- Modify objects in a presentation.
- Add tables to a presentation.
- Add charts to a presentation.
- Prepare to deliver a presentation.
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® 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 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.
Module 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint
- Navigate the PowerPoint Environment
- Create and Save a PowerPoint Presentation
- Use Help
Module 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation
- Select a Presentation Type
- View and Navigate a Presentation
- Edit Text
- Build a Presentation
Module 3: Performing Advanced Text Editing
- Format Characters
- Format Paragraphs
- Format Text Boxes
Module 4: Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation
- Insert Clip Art and Images
- Insert Shapes
Module 5: Modifying Objects in Your Presentation
- Edit Objects
- Format Objects
- Group Objects
- Arrange Objects
- Animate Objects
Module 6: Adding Tables to Your Presentation
- Create a Table
- Format a Table
- Insert a Table from Other Microsoft Office Applications
Module 7: Adding Charts to Your Presentation
- Create a Chart
- Format a Chart
- Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel
Module 8: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation
- Review Your Presentation
- Apply Transitions
- Print Your Presentation
- Deliver Your Presentation