Microsoft PowerPoint - OnlineDownload Course Outline

These are the basic outlines of our Microsoft PowerPoint Online sessions.

Duration: 2 hours for each session

You can get more detail on these courses by viewing or downloading the PDF course outline using the link on the right.

Using the latest online technology, these sessions are brought direct to your PC or laptop in real time where you'll have a live instructor delivering an interactive experience.  All you need is a broadband connection and ideally a headset.  Please note that because you'll be using our "Virtual PC's", you don't need PowerPoint loaded onto your computer or laptop.

These are individual sessions and you can register for one or both of them.  If you want to register for both sessions, we recommend that you take them in their numbered order.

Session 1: How To Create a Presentation Using PowerPoint

    Setting Up the Slide Master
  • Correctly set up the Slide Master so that all your slides have a consistent background and text formatting.
  • Use the Slide Master to quickly reformat all slides in a presentation. 
  • Working with Layouts
  • Insert a new slide with the correct layout.
  • Change the slide layout to add additional placeholders.
  • Working with Text Elements
  • Correctly use Text Placeholders to accurately place text on a slide.
  • Working with Pictures
  • Create professional looking slides using pictures to “sell” your message..
  • Custom Animations and Transitions
  • Insert slide transitions to add visual variety to your slide show.
  • Animate bullet points, shapes and clipart to add movement and interest to slides.
  • The Slide Show
  • Run the show correctly using mouse to advance slides.
  • Use Slide Sorter view to re-arrange the order of your slides or delete redundant slides.

Session 2: Advanced PowerPoint Techniques

    Working with SmartArt and Diagrams
  • Creat professional looking diagrams using SmartArt or the Diagram feature.
  • Using Advanced Animimation Techniques
  • Insert slide transitions to add visual variety to your slide show.
  • Animate bullet points, shapes and Clipart to add movement and interest to slides.
  • Advanced Use of Video and Audio
  • Understand the different video and audio files types available in PowerPoint.
  • Use Video and Audio to enhance your Presentations.
  • Slide Show Techniques
  • Control how the slideshow runs to that you can pause and restart the slideshow as required.
  • Rehearse timings so that the slide show can run without your intervention.
  • Automate the slide show by using Hyperlinks.
  • Using Custom Shows
  • Create custom shows so that a single presentation can show dufferent slides required.
  • Importing Slides
  • Bring in slides from other presentations into your presentation
  • Use Microsoft Word to "draft out" the wording and use this as a  basis for a new presentation.