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Course Description

Google Slides is a presentation app that is Google's answer to Microsoft PowerPoint.  Because Google Slides can be accessed on any device for which you have Internet access, it makes it more convenient for users.   That said, Google Slides does not contain all the features that you would find in Microsoft PowerPoint.   Instead, it is a basic presentation app that leaves out the glam, but includes all the features you need to create professional presentations.  

This course was developed to teach you how to access and use Google Slides, starting with the basics before working its way into the more advanced features.   It includes instructions for setting up a Google account, as well as using Google Drive for saved files.  

You'll learn how to:

  • Navigate the Google Slides interface
  • Create new presentations from scratch – or by using beautiful templates
  • Add text, pictures, videos, shapes, diagrams, and charts to your presentations
  • Format the objects that you add to your presentations
  • Design slides using themes, colors, and special effects
  • Animate objects on slides to bring them to life.
  • Add slide transitions
  • Print your presentations – or publish them to the web
  • Share and collaborate on presentations.
  • And much more!

You do not need previous experience with slideshows or presentations to succeed with this course.   What's more, you do not need to be able to access Google Slides.  However, it is highly recommended.  

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to Google Slides

Lesson 2: Navigating Google Slides

Lesson 3: Working with Templates and Existing Presentations

Lesson 4: The Basics of Creating Presentations

Lesson 5: Applying Themes, Backgrounds, and Layouts to Slides

Lesson 6: Working with Objects

Lesson 7: Entering, Editing, and Formatting Text

Lesson 8: Inserting Images onto Slides

Lesson 9: Inserting Shapes, Charts, and Other Objects

Lesson 10: Creating Tables in Google Slides

Lesson 11: Adding Transitions, Animations, and Videos

Lesson 12: Presenting a Slideshow with Speaker Notes and Q&A

Lesson 13: Publishing and Printing Presentations in Google Slides

Lesson 14: Sharing and Collaborating on Presentations in Google Slides

Lesson 15: Saving Versions and Proofing a Presentation

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what a presentation software is and Google Slides capabilities are.
  • Demonstrate navigating google slides.
  • Demonstrate working with templates and existing presentations.
  • Demonstrate the basics of creating presentations.
  • Demonstrate applying themes, backgrounds, and layouts to slides.
  • Demonstrate working with objects.
  • Demonstrate entering, editing, and formatting text.
  • Demonstrate inserting images onto slides.
  • Demonstrate inserting shapes, charts, and other objects.
  • Demonstrate creating tables in google slides.
  • Demonstrate adding transitions, animations, and videos.
  • Demonstrate presenting a slideshow with speaker notes and q&a.
  • Demonstrate publishing and printing presentations in google slides.
  • Demonstrate sharing and collaborating on presentations in google slides.
  • Demonstrate saving versions and proofing a presentation, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Quiz10
Lesson 2 Quiz10
Lesson 3 Quiz10
Lesson 4 Quiz10
Lesson 5 Quiz10
Lesson 6 Quiz10
Lesson 7 Quiz10
Lesson 8 Quiz10
Lesson 9 Quiz10
Lesson 10 Quiz10
Lesson 11 Quiz10
Lesson 12 Quiz10
Lesson 13 Quiz10
Lesson 14 Quiz10
Lesson 15 Quiz10
The Final Exam60
Total Points:210

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