This class was very informative and will be very beneficial for creating interesting presentations. The possibilities are endless. Kathy Van Pelt was an excellent instructor. I particularly found the video which explained how to modify animation in lesson 11 and the additional training session "Get Visual with SmartArt graphics" at the Microsoft training website (in lesson 6) very helpful. Kathy taught this class step-by-step which was easy to follow and understand. She also answered questions in a timely manner. The supplementary material was also useful for expanding the lessons that Kathy taught. This was the first on-line class that I have taken and I shall take others to learn new skills.
I started into this course with only the barest knowledge of PowerPoint and only slightly more with Excel, so it was a real stretch to try to master all the various levels of what PowerPoint offers. But Kathy Van Pelt explained things so well that it wasn't necessary to write a number of questions to her. If a person just read carefully and found the icons, tabs, etc., on the screen as she explained things, it made sense. Thank you, Kathy. I appreciate your effort and the vast insight you used to make each lesson informational without being overwhelming. I enjoyed the class a great deal -- amazing since computer stuff is not a natural skill for me.
The instructor’s instructions were very clear and I was able to follow along without any problems. I liked the videos as well. The class was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I really liked it. Thanks, Kathy!
A great enrichment course for students and professionals, who want to build on their business software skills to enhance their professional development. The instructor for this course is very knowledgeable of PowerPoint. She provided much enthusiasm for PowerPoint and made the lessons fun. Also, her feedback on the difficult subject areas was always presented in a timely manner and the lesson plans were well written and thorough. A great course!
I appreciated the instructor's pace and thoroughness in covering the subject matter. This is my first exposure to PowerPoint, and I definitely feel as though I have been given the tools to not only start in this area, but also to continue to grow in how I will be able to use it as I work with it more. That is why I took this course. I wanted to have a deeper understanding on PowerPoint. Thank you.
I really appreciate all the correspondence to and from the instructor. The extra resource suggestions and online step-by-step tutorials were also helpful. I especially enjoyed learning about all the animation and sound effects you could create with PowerPoint 2010. It is a great program. The instructor was very quick to respond to my questions and comments and encouraged course participation. Although the course was online, she made you feel more like you were in person. I would definitely refer others to take this course or any other courses offered by Kathy Van Pelt. Thank you being so thorough and helpful throughout this course. I really enjoyed it.
This course met my goal of being able to convert technical work I have done into a first-class presentation. I feel fully capable of doing this now, whereas I could only do the more basic actions in PowerPoint prior to taking the course. The instructor did a great job of presenting each lesson. It was easy to follow and accurate in its description of what to do and why, and what to expect the result would be. She also provided prompt, clear, and concise responses to questions in the Discussion section. I came away quite satisfied with the course.
Kathy really went out and gave great instruction on the topic material. She was well-prepared for this course. Any help that is given online, through Microsoft, etc., she knew the links that are applicable to the specific lessons. Thank you, Kathy.
Halfway through the course and already I'm seeing results! I was able to see firsthand yesterday just how much I have learned in this class. The employee at my company who handles all the PowerPoint presentations was not in the office, so my boss asked me to tackle the project. I used so many of the features which I learned in this class! Without the knowledge I have acquired from this class, I never would have been able to create the presentation as well (and as quickly) as I did. My boss loved it! This is a great class to prepare someone to use PowerPoint in the workplace.