This in-depth course introduces PowerPoint’s functions and teaches you how to plan and create professional-quality presentations. You will learn how to catch your audience’s attention with PowerPoint’s visual features like photo album. As you become acquainted to Office 365, you will learn how to utilize OneDrive and PowerPoint Online’s cross-functionality — saving, editing, and sharing your presentations online. This course is perfect for beginners looking to learn how to use the latest PowerPoint software. You will have the opportunity to create a custom presentation with content specific to your needs. By completion, you will be able to create captivating presentations and contribute to your company’s business processes.
How It Works
This course is fully online, you require internet access and an email account. The course duration is 6 weeks, followed by a 2-week period to complete the final exam (online, open book). Lessons are released on Wednesdays and Fridays of each week, for a total of 12. You are not required to be online at any specific time. In addition to the specific lesson content, there is a discussion board with each lesson and often there is an optional assignment to apply the learning. Following each lesson, there is a short multiple choice quiz. Your score on these quizzes does not count towards the final mark but completing these helps solidify your learning as well as prepare you for the final exam. The final exam is an open-book, multiple choice exam and you need to achieve a minimum of 65% on the final exam to pass the course. There is only one opportunity to pass the exam. A certificate of completion from Ed2Go is available for printing immediately upon successful completion of the course and a certificate from the University of Waterloo will be emailed typically 1-2 weeks later. Many of the Ed2Go courses are eligible towards the various online certificates offered by WatSPEED.
Requirements: Hardware Requirements: This course must be taken on a PC. A Mac OS is not compatible. Software Requirements: Windows 10 operating systems. PowerPoint 2019 is not compatible with earlier Windows versions. Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible. Microsoft PowerPoint, a subscription to Office 365, or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 (not included in enrollment). Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player. Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader. Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites to take this course. Instructional Material Requirements: The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Lesson 1 - The PowerPoint 2019 Interface. Lesson 1 explores the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2019. You'll explore the Ribbon and learn how to start the PowerPoint program and plan a presentation. And you'll practice working with different views, task panes, tabs, and templates.
Lesson 2 - Creating Presentations. Now that you know the basics of PowerPoint, it's time to create a presentation from scratch. We'll start by choosing a theme for a presentation and create slides with a variety of slide layouts. You'll explore the Live Preview feature, and we'll discuss how to save a file for future use. You'll also create and edit slides in Slide pane and Outline view. Finally, we'll explore ways to play a slide show.
Lesson 3 - Working with Files and Creating and Editing Tables. Including tables in your presentation lets you present a lot of information in a compact space. In this lesson you'll add, revise and format tables. You’ll also explore multiple ways to open a presentation. Then, you’ll learn how to preserve different versions of your work by saving with new file names. Lesson 4 - Creating Professional Presentations.
Lesson 4 covers two topics: proofreading and printing. We’ll explore the Spelling, Auto-correct, Thesaurus and Smart Lookup feature. You'll learn to print your presentation as slides, an outline, handouts and notes pages. This versatility really helps you connect with audience members!
Lesson 5 - Working with the Images Group. This lesson switches gears and works with images instead of text. You’ll learn how to embellish your slides with media images, including online pictures, Icons, 3D models and photographs. You'll also learn how to download an image from a website and insert the image on a slide.
Lesson 6 - WordArt and the Illustrations Group. Lesson 6 includes instructions for using WordArt, Shapes, Icons, 3D Models and SmartArt Graphics. You’ll learn how to transform text into colorful WordArt objects and add Icons and 3D Models. You’ll also practice drawing and filling shapes with color and special effects. You'll learn to group and edit the objects you create. And you'll add visual sophistication to your text with SmartArt Graphics.
Lesson 7 - All About Charts. In this lesson, you'll create a chart to illustrate statistical data. You’ll explore chart components and learn how to add and edit specific chart elements. You’ll discover how to change the look of your chart by using options on the Chart Tools contextual tab and the chart formatting buttons.
Lesson 8 - Making Global Changes to a Presentation. Making duplicate changes to dozens of PowerPoint slides is boring and time-consuming. This lesson focuses on making global changes to slides, handouts, and notes. You'll also make global changes to modify your presentation's background or theme colors.
Lesson 9 - Creating Links. In this lesson, we'll work with hyperlinks and action buttons. Enliven your presentation as you create links from text or objects to other slides, presentations, documents, and Web pages. You can add sounds and 3-D effects if desired. Also introduced in Lesson 9 is the Zoom feature which sets up presenter-driven links between slides in a presentation.
Lesson 10 - Applying Animation to Slides, Text, and Objects. Lesson 10 explores slide transitions and the Transition tab options. You'll apply animation to text and slide objects and use the Animations tab to add animation to slide or layout masters. You'll also find out how to add sound effects, such as chime or coin, to slide transitions.
Lesson 11 - Adding Advanced Animation Effects to Text and Objects. Using the Animation Pane, you'll add and reorder animated text and objects on slides. You’ll discover how to apply advanced animation effects to text and objects on slides, and slide and layout masters. You'll also add an audio clip to your presentation.
Lesson 12- Sharing and Saving Your Presentations. In Lesson 12, we'll focus on different ways to save and share a presentation. You'll practice converting a presentation into a PDF file, so it’s accessible on computers without PowerPoint 2019. You'll learn to open, edit, and share your presentation online with PowerPoint Online and a Windows OneDrive account. Last, you'll learn how to transform your presentation into a video.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Microsoft Office Elements : Mandatory