Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Kent State University Ashtabula

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 10
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Syllabus

A new session of each course starts monthly. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses, please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Come explore the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010! You'll learn about the Ribbon, which replaces the menu and toolbars so common in other programs written for the Windows operating system. You'll 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.

Friday - Lesson 02

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 the presentation and slide layouts. You'll 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 the Outline tab. Finally, we'll go over the ways to put on a slide show. Important stuff in Lesson 2!

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

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 reformat tables. I'll also show you multiple ways to open a presentation. Then, I'll teach you how to preserve different versions of your work by using different filenames.

Friday - Lesson 04

Today we'll cover two topics: printing and proofreading. You'll learn to print your presentation as slides, handouts, an outline, and notes pages. This versatility will really help you connect with audience members! And to make sure your printed presentation is as close to perfect as it can be, we'll explore the spelling checker, the AutoCorrect feature, the Research task pane, and the thesaurus.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

We're going to switch gears in this lesson and work with images instead of text, which I think you'll enjoy. I'll show you how to embellish your slides with media clips, which could include illustrations, clip art, photographs, videos, or audio clips. You'll even learn how to download an image from a website and insert the image on a slide.

Friday - Lesson 06

You're going to work with WordArt, Shapes, and SmartArt objects in this lesson, which I think you'll find exciting. It's fun to transform text into colorful WordArt objects and to draw and fill 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 slides with SmartArt features—including Venn diagrams, flow charts, and more.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In this lesson, you'll create and edit a chart slide to illustrate statistical data. You'll find this lesson easy if you like working with numbers! But if you don't enjoy math, that's okay—I'll walk you through everything you need to know and do to create a chart slide. I'll also show you how to change the look of your chart by using Shape Fill, Shape Outline, and Shape Effects.

Friday - Lesson 08

Making the same changes to dozens of PowerPoint slides is boring and time-consuming. Today 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.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

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. You can even add sounds and 3-D effects if you want!

Friday - Lesson 10

Have you seen a presentation where text, images, or entire slides fly in from the top or push up from the bottom? That's animation. In this lesson, you'll learn about slide transitions, and you'll apply animation to individual slides and the Slide Master. You'll also find out how to add sound effects, such as chimes and whooshes. And perhaps most important, you'll learn how to avoid overdoing these effects!

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

You already know how to apply animation to your slides as they transition. Now it's time to apply advanced animation effects to text and objects on individual slides and Slide Masters. With the animation commands and the Animation Pane, you'll add and reorder animated text and objects on slides. You'll also add sound clips to your presentation.

Friday - Lesson 12

Now that you know so much about creating PowerPoint presentations, we'll focus on different ways to save and share them. 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 2010. You'll learn to open, edit, and share your presentation online with a Windows Live account. And you'll turn your presentation into a video.


Review

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.

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