Presentation Software

Hours: 30

Prerequisites
Refer to your registering institution's course outline and calendar for complete information about course prerequisites.

In addition to your registering institution's prerequisites, we strongly recommend the following courses as additional prerequisites: Online Learner Success and Introduction to Computers and the Internet.

Note: If you are planning to complete the college certificate program, you must meet the entrance requirements of the college of your choice.

Description
Using PowerPoint 2013 Presentation software, students will apply appropriate design concepts to present data and information in a colorful and well-organized format. Students will learn how to use design templates, apply various attributes, and include a variety of objects to create, modify, save, and deliver presentations.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, you will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Plan, design, create, and deliver presentations
  • Select and apply appropriate software tools to enhance and improve clarity of presentation content
  • Critique presentation for correctness of content and format, professional appearance, creativity, and continuity
  • Create handouts and speaker notes to accompany presentations
  • Publish a presentation to the Web

Required Text/Materials
There is no textbook for this course.
Software: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, Internet Explorer, Windows 7 or 8.

Course Length
This course will take approximately 30 hours to complete and is scheduled over a six-week period.

Course Design/Activities
The PowerPoint course is organized into six units:

  • Unit 1: Using a Design Template and Auto Layouts to Create a Presentation
  • Unit 2: Creating Presentations Based on Notes
  • Unit 3: Using Outline View and Clip Art to Create a Slide Show
  • Unit 4: Creating Presentations Based on Notes Using the Outline View
  • Unit 5: Creating a Presentation on the Web Using PowerPoint
  • Unit 6: Final Project - Design, Create, and Present a Web Presentation

Assessment
The mark for assignments will include a participation component that will be based on your ability to meet deadlines and communicate regularly with other students and your instructor. Your participation in discussions, scheduled chats, and other communications (email) as directed by your instructor will also be included in this grade. Online theory quizzes will be scheduled at the end of each section to determine your understanding of the terminology and concepts contained in the section.

Quizzes (2) 20%
Assignments 70%
Final Project 10%

Your registering institution will assign a letter grade.

Withdrawing or Dropping Courses

If you wish to either withdraw from or drop a course, contact the Program Coordinator at your registering institution. See your institution's website for add, drop, and withdrawal dates.

Refer to your registering institution's course outline for further information about plagiarism, missed tests, appeal policies, and other institutional policies.

Course Content

Unit 1 - Using a Design Template and Auto Layouts to Create a Presentation

  • Start a presentation as a new office document and identify parts of the PowerPoint window
  • Create, save, and view a presentation containing a title slide and additional multi-level bulleted list slides
  • Open and edit a saved presentation by applying a design template and using a variety of text attributes
  • Check the spelling of a presentation and change line spacing on the slide master
  • Navigate through the slides in normal view
  • Display and print a presentation in black and white
  • Use the PowerPoint Help system

Unit 2 - Creating Presentations Based on Notes

  • Plan an effective presentation from notes
  • Apply design guidelines to divide text into individual slides
  • Create an introductory slide that identifies the topic
  • Apply the 7 x 7 rule for text lines on individual slides
  • Create a concluding slide that completes the presentation
  • Select a design template that complements the presentation

Unit 3 - Using Outline View and Clip Art to Create a Slide Show

  • Use outline view to create a new presentation
  • Add multi-level bulleted list slides and a closing slide in outline view
  • Change the slide layout
  • Insert, move, resize, and animate clip art objects
  • Insert SmartArt objects
  • Add a header and footer to outline pages and print a presentation outline
  • Add animation and slide transition effects to title and bulleted slides
  • Email a slide show from within PowerPoint

Unit 4 - Creating Presentations Based on Notes Using the Outline View

  • Plan an effective presentation from notes using outline view
  • Divide text into individual slides that conforms to the 7 x 7 rule for text lines
  • Select clip art objects and SmartArt to enhance slide information
  • Apply animation and slide transitions effects to title and bulleted slides
  • Add header and footer features to outline pages and slides
  • Ensure that the presentation has a title slide and concluding or summary slide
  • Select a design template that complements the presentation

Unit 5 - Creating a Presentation on the Web Using PowerPoint

  • Open and save an existing PowerPoint presentation as a video file
  • View the presentation in a Web browser
  • Modify slides in the presentation
  • Refresh the revised presentation in the Web browser

Unit 6 - Final Project - Design, Create, and Present a Web Presentation

  • Apply design guidelines to plan and create an effective PowerPoint slide show.