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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/Office 365

This in-depth course introduces PowerPoint’s functions and teaches you how to plan and create professional-quality presentations. You will learn how to catch your audience’s attention with PowerPoint’s visual features like photo album. As you become acquainted to Office 365, you will learn how to utilize OneDrive and PowerPoint Online’s cross-functionality — saving, editing, and sharing your presentations online. 

This course is perfect for beginners looking to learn how to use the latest PowerPoint software. You will have the opportunity to create a custom presentation with content specific to your needs. By completion, you will be able to create captivating presentations and contribute to your company’s business processes.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting April 17 | May 15
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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/Office 365

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Course Code: ip9

What You Will Learn
  • Planning and presentation skills
  • Formatting a presentation with themes and colors, and use slide and layout masters
  • How to utilize text and objects features, including Icons, 3D Models, WordArt and SmartArt
  • Explore the options on the PowerPoint Ribbon, including the Online Pictures command, File menu options, and Backstage View
  • Learn how to print slides, handouts, notes and an outline
  • Discover the best views for creating and editing slides, and running a presentation
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led or self-pace online course
  • 6 - 12 weeks to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Master PowerPoint skills that help you produce better presentations
  • Become an integral company team member with professional presentation design skills
  • Gain skills that transfer to any organization and look great on your résumé

Outline

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The PowerPoint 2019 Interface

Lesson 1 explores the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2019. You'll explore the Ribbon and learn how to start the PowerPoint program and plan a presentation. And you'll practice working with different views, task panes, tabs, and templates.

Creating Presentations

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 a presentation and create slides with a variety of slide layouts. You'll explore the Live Preview feature, and we'll discuss how to save a file for future use. You'll also create and edit slides in Slide pane and Outline view. Finally, we'll explore ways to play a slide show.

Working with Files and Creating and Editing Tables

Including tables in your presentation lets you present a lot of information in a compact space. In this lesson you'll add, revise and format tables. You’ll also explore multiple ways to open a presentation. Then, you’ll learn how to preserve different versions of your work by saving with new file names.

Creating Professional Presentations

Lesson 4 covers two topics: proofreading and printing. We’ll explore the Spelling, AutoCorrect, Thesaurus and Smart Lookup feature. You'll learn to print your presentation as slides, an outline, handouts and notes pages. This versatility really helps you connect with audience members!

Working with the Images Group

This lesson switches gears and works with images instead of text. You’ll learn how to embellish your slides with media images, including online pictures, Icons, 3D models and photographs. You'll also learn how to download an image from a website and insert the image on a slide.

WordArt and the Illustrations Group

Lesson 6 includes instructions for using WordArt, Shapes, Icons, 3D Models and SmartArt Graphics. You’ll learn how to transform text into colorful WordArt objects and add Icons and 3D Models. You’ll also practice drawing and filling 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 text with SmartArt Graphics.

All About Charts

In this lesson, you'll create a chart to illustrate statistical data. You’ll explore chart components and learn how to add and edit specific chart elements. You’ll discover how to change the look of your chart by using options on the Chart Tools contextual tab and the chart formatting buttons.t.

Making Global Changes to a Presentation

Making duplicate changes to dozens of PowerPoint slides is boring and time-consuming. This lesson focuses on making global changes to slides, handouts, and notes. You'll also make global changes to modify your presentation's background or theme colors..

Creating Links

In this lesson,you'll work with hyperlinks and action buttons. Enliven your presentation as you create links from text or objects to other slides, presentations, documents, and Web pages. You can add sounds and 3-D effects if desired. Also introduced in Lesson 9 is the Zoom feature which sets up presenter-driven links between slides in a presentation.

Applying Animation to Slides, Text, and Objects

Lesson 10 explores slide transitions and the Transition tab options. You'll apply animation to text and slide objects and use the Animations tab to add animation to slide or layout masters. You'll also find out how to add sound effects, such as chime or coin, to slide transitions.

Adding Advanced Animation Effects to Text and Objects

Using the Animation Pane, you'll add and reorder animated text and objects on slides. You’ll discover how to apply advanced animation effects to text and objects on slides, and slide and layout masters. You'll also add an audio clip to your presentation.

Sharing and Saving Your Presentations

In Lesson 12, you'll focus on different ways to save and share a presentation. You'll practice converting a presentation into a PDF file, so it’s accessible on computers without PowerPoint 2019. You'll learn to open, edit, and share your presentation online with PowerPoint Online and a Windows OneDrive account. Last, you'll learn how to transform your presentation into a video

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Instructors & Support

Tracy Loffer

Tracy Loffer holds a master’s degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been involved in education for twenty years, as a music educator and technology trainer. She has also worked in the private sector as a trainer of domestic and international technology franchisees as well as a writer and developmental editor of educational technology materials.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course must be taken on a PC. A Mac OS is not compatible.

Software Requirements: 

  • Windows 10 operating systems. PowerPoint 2019 is not compatible with earlier Windows versions.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, a subscription to Office 365, or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling. 

Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

 

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Instructor-Led: 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.

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Instructor-Led: 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.

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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