Online Class: PowerPoint 2021

This online PowerPoint course will teach you everything you need to know to become a PowerPoint power user.

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Course Description

Master the Art of Presentations with our Comprehensive Online PowerPoint Course

Dive deep into the world of PowerPoint and enhance your ability to create captivating presentations with our extensive online course. With Microsoft PowerPoint consistently standing as the preferred presentation software worldwide, mastering its features can be a significant asset, whether you're delivering a pitch to potential investors or sharing memorable moments with your family.

Why Choose PowerPoint?
As of 2023, PowerPoint is used extensively across various domains: from boardrooms where strategic decisions are made, academic platforms where knowledge is disseminated, to cozy living rooms where families relive cherished memories. Its versatility stems from its robust features that allow users to convey intricate data or simple ideas with clarity and flair. This course is meticulously designed to ensure you harness the full potential of PowerPoint and captivate your audience, regardless of the setting.

Course Breakdown:

  1. Foundations and Basics:

    • Dive into the core functionalities of slides and understand how to create and modify layouts to fit your content perfectly.
    • Engage with the basic objects of presentations, including text boxes, images, and shapes, and understand their pivotal role in creating effective slides.
  2. Enhancing Visual Appeal:

    • Delve into the art of designing with colors, themes, and styles. Learn how charts and tables can be utilized to represent data compellingly and clearly.
    • Grasp the techniques to modify these visual elements ensuring your presentation stands out and remains memorable.
  3. Animating Your Ideas:

    • Discover the magic of transitions and animations. A well-timed animation can enhance understanding and retention. For instance, a pie chart that gradually fills up can help the audience grasp percentage data more intuitively.
  4. Collaboration and Sharing:

    • In today's digital age, collaboration is key. Uncover the seamless integration of Microsoft Office's OneDrive, enabling you to collaborate with peers and present from anywhere.
    • Explore various methods to share your presentations, ensuring your ideas reach their intended audience.

To facilitate learning, our course incorporates a blend of text instructions, vivid illustrations, screenshots, and high-definition video tutorials. Though having access to PowerPoint software will significantly enhance your learning experience, it's not mandatory. Our rich resources are designed to offer insights even if you're just planning to get the software.

Detailed Lesson Overview:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2023.
  • Lesson 2: The anatomy of a compelling presentation.
  • Lesson 3: Themes and layouts - giving your slides a professional look.
  • Lesson 4: Text manipulation techniques.
  • Lesson 5: Combining text with visuals like images, graphs, and charts.
  • Lesson 6: Optimal views, layouts, and proofing techniques for an error-free presentation.
  • Lesson 7: Using notes effectively for a flawless delivery.
  • Lesson 8: Integrating images and shapes for a dynamic visual appeal.
  • Lesson 9: Tables in PowerPoint - design, and customization.
  • Lesson 10: Crafting impactful charts.
  • Lesson 11: Delving into SmartArt.
  • Lesson 12: Incorporating multimedia - sound and video.
  • Lesson 13: Seamless transitions and animations for audience engagement.
  • Lesson 14: Master slides for consistent styling.
  • Lesson 15: Final touches: print, share, and export for diverse needs.

PowerPoint is more than just slides; it's a medium to convey stories, data, and ideas. With this course, you're not just learning a software; you're enhancing your ability to communicate effectively. Join us in this journey and become a true PowerPoint maestro!

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Welcome to Microsoft PowerPoint 2021

This first lesson will get you acquainted with Microsoft PowerPoint, what it is, what it can do, and the basic features and navigation of the software. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft Office 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Why Learn PowerPoint?
  • Complete Assignment: Previous Experience with Microsoft 365
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: What Makes a Great Presentation?

This lesson will guide you through the foundations of a great presentation, and how Microsoft PowerPoint can help. It will start with the basics, creating a new presentation, adding slides, customizing slides, and linking slides. Additional lesson topics: Create a New PowerPoint Presentation; Customize the Quick Access Toolbar; Customizing New Presentations 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: How to Use Themes and Layouts in Your Presentation

This lessons will guide you through the process of accessing, selecting, and applying themes and layouts to make your presentation fun and professional. Additional lesson topics: How to Apply a Template; How to Change or Remove a Theme; Using Multiple Themes in a Presentation 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Entering, Editing, and Formatting Text

This lesson will review how to enter, edit and format text using different types of Text objects. Additional lesson topics: Adding Format to Text; Adding Text to SmartArt Shapes; Managing Curves in Text Object Shapes; Adjusting font formatting and spacing in PowerPoint 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Working with Text, Images, Graphs, and Charts

Objects are any element that you can add in PowerPoint and you can use objects to enhance your slide presentations. Additional lesson topics: Using PowerPoint Objects; Morph Transitions 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Views, Layouts and Proofing Presentations

This lesson reviews the different views and layouts you can use in PowerPoint to get the most out of your presentation development process. Additional lesson topics: How to Create a PowerPoint from an Outline; Working with PowerPoint's Outline View 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Using Notes in PowerPoint

This lesson will review what PowerPoint Notes are, how to enable Notes view, and how to add and review Notes. Additional lesson topics: How to Add Notes In PowerPoint; How to Add/Edit Comments in PowerPoint; How to Use Zoom with PowerPoint; Accessing Notes in Presenter Mode 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Using Images and Shapes in Your PowerPoint Presentation

In order to create an effective presentation, your PowerPoint slides will need to be visually appealing which you can achieve by adding images and creating shapes. Additional lesson topics: How to Combine and Merge Shapes; How to Add Graphics; How to Insert a Picture 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Creating and Customizing Tables in PowerPoint

Using tables in presentations can sometimes be a requirement, so inserting tables and how to format them for a presentation is the focus of this lesson. Additional lesson topics: How to Add a Table; How to Delete Table Rows and Columns; How to Stylize a Table 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Creating Charts in PowerPoint

PowerPoint offers a comprehensive suite of tools to create beautiful charts, from the very simple bar charts to the information-loaded 3d graphs. This lesson will show you how to get the most out of your data presentation. Additional lesson topics: How to Add a Pie Chart; Updating Data of Existing Chart; Saving a Chart as a Template 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Working with SmartArt

Using SmartArt will make your PowerPoint presentation pop. This lesson will review SmartArt, how to insert Predesigned SmartArt Diagrams, and how to add shapes and diagrams using SmartArt. Additional lesson topics: Creating SmartArt Graphics 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: How to Add Sound and Video

Adding sound to your slides and video content to your presentation are easy to do once you learn how, and for great presentations, most likely a requirement. Additional lesson topics: Adding/Deleting Audio in PowerPoint; How to Add a YouTube Video; How to Play Music Across Multiple Slides 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Using Transitions and Animation

Adding transitions and animations in PowerPoint will keep your audiences attention, learn how to use them in this lesson. Additional lesson topics: How to Animate Text and Objects; How to Add Slide Transitions; How to Effectively Use Transitions 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Working with Master Slides

Learn what a Master Slide is, how to create a Master View, and how to edit Master Slide styles and themes. Additional lesson topics: Customize Slide Master; How to Edit a Slide Layout; What is a Master Slide? 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: How to Print, Share and Export Slides

This lesson reviews how to print, share and export PowerPoint slides. 162 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: PowerPoint Program Evaluation; Final Course Thoughts; Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Skill Building Activity
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Course Title: PowerPoint 2021
Course Number: 57700104
Lessons Rating: 4.2 / 5 Stars (205 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: August 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Instructional Team
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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