Kathy was exceptional in her instruction of this class. She seemed to anticipate many questions before they were asked and therefore the answers were built into the lessons. Her attention to detail and thorough explanations/delivery made it certain for students to fully grasp not only the "how's" but the "why's" of what we were doing and seeing (I loved the video accompaniments included with the lessons!) I will be enrolling in her other classes."
I learned quite a bit in a relatively short period of time. I enjoyed Kathy's teaching style, and I especially liked the short instructional videos included in the lessons."
Course Code: i13
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 2013. You’ll even learn how to turn your presentation into a video.
Kathy Van Pelt has taught computer courses at a community college for the past 25 years. She specializes in Microsoft Office applications, Google Drive and Google Applications, the Windows and Mac operating systems, and keyboarding. She spent seven years teaching word processing and business classes at a private business college and loves being in the ever-evolving educational field.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course 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.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.