Take your PowerPoint presentations from ordinary to extraordinary! In these lessons, you’ll learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (now available through Office 365) to create professional-quality slide presentations that grab and hold your audience’s attention from start to finish.
You’ll see how to plan a presentation for your audience, format it with themes and color, and use slide and layout masters to make global changes. You’ll embellish your slides with text and objects, including pictures, shapes, WordArt, and SmartArt, and learn to add multimedia effects to create animated presentations and more. If you want to become a PowerPoint pro, this is the course for you!
Find out how to plan a presentation and start the PowerPoint program. And you’ll practice working with different views, task panes, tabs, and templates. Then find out about the Live Preview feature, and we’ll discuss how to save a file so you can find it later. You’ll also create and edit slides in the slide pane and in Outline view, and learn how to put on a slide show.
Including tables in your presentation lets you present a lot of information in a little space. So in this lesson, you’ll add, revise, and format tables. Then, you’ll learn to print your presentation as slides, handouts, an outline, and notes pages. And to make sure your printed presentation is as close to perfect as it can be, we’ll explore the Spelling, AutoCorrect, Research, and Thesaurus features.
Learn how to embellish your slides with media clips, which could include illustrations, clip art, and photographs. Then, learn to work with WordArt, Shapes, and SmartArt Graphics.
In this lesson, you’ll create and edit a chart slide to illustrate statistical data. Then, we’ll look at global changes you can make to your slides, handouts, and notes. For example, if you want to increase or decrease the font size on all the slides in a presentation, just make the change on the slide master. You also make global changes when you modify your presentation’s theme colors or background.
In this lesson, we’ll work with hyperlinks and action buttons. You’ll enliven your presentation as you learn to create links from text or objects to other slides, presentations, documents, and Web pages. Then, you’ll learn about slide transitions, the options on the Transition tab, and you’ll apply animation to text and objects on slides and the slide or layout master with the options on the Animations tab. And perhaps most important, you’ll learn how to avoid overdoing these effects!
Learn to apply advanced animation effects to text and objects on slides and slide and layout masters. And finally, we’ll focus on different ways to save and share your presentations. You’ll see how easy it is to make your presentation into a PDF file, so it’ll be accessible on computers that don’t have PowerPoint 2016. You’ll even learn how to turn your presentation into a video.
Prerequisites / Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Mac users.
- Windows 7 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 or a subscription to Office 365.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional material requirements:
- The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EACH LESSON?
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EXTENSION?
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.