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 been involved in education for many years, teaching and assisting students with microcomputer application courses. Kathy specializes in Microsoft Office applications, Google Drive and Google Applications, the Windows and Mac operating systems, and keyboarding. For the past 25 years, she has taught computer courses at a community college, teaching both in the classroom and online. Before that, she spent nine years teaching word processing and business classes at a private business college. She loves being in the ever-evolving educational field, and she's especially excited about the flexibility that online learning offers students.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins)
Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012.
Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users, or for users of any older versions of Microsoft PowerPoint.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
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.
Keep in mind that 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.
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.