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Course Description

MS PowerPoint 2013 is Microsoft's modern-day answer to the old slide show and overhead projectors.  You can use PowerPoint to create presentations and slideshows, as well as movies and videos that you can publish to Facebook and YouTube. 

In this course, you're going to learn how to use the major, important features of PowerPoint 2013 starting from the most basic on through to advanced techniques.  Once you've finished the course, you'll be able to create stunning slideshows – and even convert those slide shows to movie formats to display on a website as a presentation.  What's more, working with PowerPoint 2013 will be easy because we're going to teach you everything you need to know to successfully use the program.

You're going to learn how to:

  • Navigate the PowerPoint 2013 interface
  • Create new presentations from scratch – or using beautiful templates
  • Add text, pictures, sounds, movies, and charts to your presentations
  • Design slides using themes, colors, and special effects
  • Animate objects on slides to bring them to life.  We'll even show you how to make a ball bounce on a slide!
  • Add special effects to slide transitions to spice up your presentations
  • Work with Master Slides to make editing your presentation easy
  • Set up slide shows and rehearse timings for your slides
  • Collaborate using social media and PowerPoint together
  • And much more!

Each lesson contains step-by-step instructions and explanations to show you how to use all the features, then walks you through so you can see how everything is done in stunning HD video.   You don't need previous experience with PowerPoint to be able to complete this course. 

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

In this course, you're going to learn how to use the major, important features of PowerPoint 2013. Once youve finished the course, you'll be able to create stunning slideshows and even convert those slide shows to a movie format to display on a website. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Video: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 New Features
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The Basics of Creating Presentations

PowerPoint 2013 offers thousands of predesigned presentations that you can use. These are called templates. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Review Video: Creating Templates in PowerPoint 2013
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Applying Themes and Layouts to Slides

In most cases, you'll want to create the design and theme for your slides before adding objects or content, such as pictures or text, to them. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Customize and save a theme in PowerPoint 2010
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Working with Objects

In this lesson, we will focus on working with and formatting objects, because they are a necessary component to creating presentations. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Animate text or objects
  • Review Video: How to Rotate 3D Objects: Advanced PowerPoint Animation Tutorial
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Entering, Editing, and Formatting Text

Whenever you enter text onto a slide in PowerPoint, you're going to enter it into a text object that's already created for you in slide layouts,or into a text box that you create yourself. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Set new formatting defaults for a shape or text box
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Working in Outline View

The Outline View makes it easier for you to focus on your points and subpoints. You can simply focus on the content of your presentation (the bullet points) without worrying about how it looks (images, charts, etc.). 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Show or hide the Outline or Slides tab
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Proofing Presentations

With all this talk about text in presentations, its also important to learn how to proof your presentations for typos and other types of errors. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Notes

Think of notes as attachments to your slide. However, unlike an email attachment, people who view your presentation as a slide show will not be able to see your notes. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Inserting Pictures, Graphics, Shapes, and Other Things

Aside from learning to add and format text onto your slides, learning to add images, graphics, and other items will be critical to being able to use PowerPoint successfully. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Insert a Picture or Clipart in PowerPoint
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Inserting Tables Into Presentations

You can use tables to do complex page layout operations that almost rival expensive professional publishing programs like Adobe InDesign. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Add a table to a slide in PowerPoint
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Charts and SmartArt

SmartArt is a quick and convenient way to create flow charts. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: Learn more about SmartArt graphics
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Adding Sound and Video

Now that you know how to put together and design a presentation, its time to learn how to add audio and video. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Overview of the Text pane used with SmartArt graphics
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Adding Transitions and Animation

In this lesson, we're going to learn how to add transitions and animations to your slides. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Article: Add transitions between slides
  • Review Video: PowerPoint 2010: Applying Transitions
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Master Slides

Masters control every little aspect of the slides appearance -- from background color, to objects and text that you want to appear on every slide. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Article: What is a slide master?
  • Review Video: Creating a Master Slide in PowerPoint
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Printing and Running Slide Shows

Now that youve created your presentation, its time to get it ready to share with others then to present it to the people who want or need to see it. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Saving, Sharing, and Exporting Presentations

In this lesson, were going to discuss the different ways to share and collaborate. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Review Article: Turn your presentation into a video
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what PowerPoint 2013 is and why it is useful for your presentation needs.
  • Demonstrate the basics of creating presentations, applying themes, and working with objects.
  • Demonstrate entering, editing, and formatting text in PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrate working in outline view and proofing presentations.
  • Demonstrate inserting and editing notes, pictures, graphics, shapes, and other objects in PowerPoint 2013.
  • Demonstrate inserting tables, charts, and SmartArt into PowerPoint presentations.
  • Demonstrate adding sound and video.
  • Demonstrate adding transitions and animation.
  • Demonstrate creating and using master slides.
  • Summarize printing and running slide shows.
  • Describe saving, sharing, and exporting PowerPoint 2013 presentations, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: PowerPoint 2013
Course Number: 8900217
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (916 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To (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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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