This course focuses on creating slide presentations.
In this course, you will learn the basics of Powerpoint, which is the industry standard software
for oral presentations using a computer.
You will learn how to create a slide presentation, then how to "dress it up", using special effects,
color illustrations, sounds, music and even film clips.
At the end of the course, you will have created a complete slide presentation on a topic chosen by the class.
Everyone will have the opportunity to work hands on in building this presentation.
Prerequisites: This course is intensive.
There is no homework, but be prepared to work hard when you are in class.
This course is ONLY for people who are already comfortable with Windows environment (95, 98, ME, XP, etc.)
and who have at least basic word processing skills. Internet and Web search skills will also be a great asset.
Introduction to course
Introduction to Powerpoint
What to do first?
Brainstorming to choose topic
Work on outline of the slide presentation
Bring the outline into Powerpoint
Rearrange your slides
Add pictures, clipart, photos, charts, etc. to slides
Determine the order in which text and illustrations will be displayed
Add sounds, music, film clips, etc. to slides
Make the presentation run automatically on timer
Run your slide show to check it out
Start dressing up your slide presentation
Choose a background
Choose a theme for the presentation
Define slide transitions
Define how long each slide will be displayed
Rehearse the slide presentation and adjust the transition timing
Make the last few changes to slides
Run the slide show to an audience
Last update: March 2005 (next update to be determined)