Microsoft PowerPoint

Courses available in Microsoft PowerPoint


This course in Microsoft PowerPoint aims to provide users with a solid foundation of the essential skills needed to plan, create, design and deliver professional and effective presentations.


Intended Audience

Although this is a beginners level course it is suitable for a wide range of participants including beginners, those transitioning from earlier versions of PowerPoint, self-taught users who are looking to fill in knowledge gaps and those looking to either return to the workforce or those exploring new employment opportunities.


Prerequisites

It is expected that participants will be familiar with using the basic functions of a computer such as navigating the Windows environment, navigating the internet, operating a mouse and keyboard, navigating folders and copying and pasting objects. Additionally, some familiarity with Microsoft Word would be beneficial. If you don't already have these skills taking a course in Computer Basics first would be recommended.


Delivery Style

Training is delivered as instructor-led computer-based training in a computer lab to individuals or small groups. Participants will have dedicated access to a modern computer with a large monitor and access to various assistive technologies such as sit stand desks, microdesks and a range of input devices to ensure comfort. Course materials are based on real world examples in a New Zealand context


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training participants should be able to:

  • Work with the basic features of PowerPoint
  • Create, save and retrieve presentations
  • Plan a presentation
  • Use a range of slide layouts
  • Insert text into a slide and apply various font formatting techniques
  • Create and modify a variety of graphical elements
  • Apply various transition effects to slides
  • Use a range of printing techniques
  • Present a slide show

Go beyond the basics of PowerPoint in this course where the knowledge and skills acquired will provide you with the essential skills needed to create and present polished professional business presentations. Learn to use some of the more advanced features of Powerpoint such as templates, masters and media elements to create presentations that will hold your audiences attention.


Intended Audience

Suitable for people already using Microsoft PowerPoint who want to learn some of the more advanced functionality of this application to create original and polished presentations.


Prerequisites

It is expected that participants will be familiar with using the basic functions of a computer such as navigating the Windows environment, navigating the internet, operating a mouse and keyboard, navigating folders and copying and pasting objects. Additionally, some familiarity with Microsoft Word would be beneficial. If you don't already have these skills taking a course in Computer Basics first would be recommended.


Delivery Style

Training is delivered as instructor-led computer-based training in a computer lab to individuals or small groups. Participants will have dedicated access to a modern computer with a large monitor and access to various assistive technologies such as sit stand desks, microdesks and a range of input devices to ensure comfort. Course materials are based on real world examples in a New Zealand context


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training participants should be able to:

  • Create and work effectively with themes
  • Use and modify slide masters to create unique layouts
  • Modify handout and notes masters
  • Create and use custom templates
  • Create and work with tables
  • Create and work with charts
  • Insert and modify various SmartArt objects
  • Insert and work with media elements
  • Animate slide content
  • Change presentation options and views
  • Configure and present slideshows
  • Prepare presentations for collaboration

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