How to Design and Animate your eCourse in Powerpoint
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How to Design and Animate your eCourse in Powerpoint

Make your eCourse stand OUT. Learn to create beautiful animated slides for your eCourses (MS PowerPoint 2010 or later)
4.6 (17 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,069 students enrolled
Created by Nata Aliyeva
Last updated 9/2016
English [Auto]
Price: $94.99
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create beautiful designs with text, shapes, images, charts, and even video
  • Learn how to work with templates and save time
  • Animate absolutely everything on the slides and add slide transitions
  • You need to have MS PowerPoint 2010 or newer version

According to scientific research, over 65% of people are visual learners. That's two thirds of your students! Yet, many ecourses have boring and unappealing visuals that put their audiences to sleep. Plain text on plain background? How is that better than writing an article? As a result, students never complete courses, drop out, ask for a refund, and otherwise never get the benefit of your ecourse that you worked so hard creating for them.

You've taken your time to learn how to put videos together for your ecourse - make it count! Don't leave it at the 'article with a voice' stage. With just a little extra effort you can convert plain and boring looking materials into stunning, professional looking, fully animated ecourse. Powerpoint allows you to do that with ease.

Keep your students excited, engaged, and looking forward to your next lesson and - your next ecourse!

Discover the Power of PowerPoint

  • Learn to create stunning text effects
  • Quickly create an endless variety of shapes, styles and designs
  • Learn how to add 3D objects in Powerpoint
  • Learn to work with video and images in your presentation
  • Add tables, charts and diagrams to present data in a visual way
  • Save a ton of time by working with templates and learn other time-saving tricks
  • Animate ANYTHING instantly! It's fun and super-easy!
  • Download animated templates that we create in this course in Powerpoint (.pptx) format

Don't settle for boring looking slides that your students will have to suffer through. Make your materials exciting and engaging for your course participants.

Make your eCourse STAND OUT.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to design and animate in Powerpoint
Course content
Expand all 43 lectures 02:39:04
+ PowerPoint Essentials
7 lectures 22:50

We will take a look at powerpoint slide layouts and adding simple textboxes.

Preview 03:52

Learn to add various shapes and images to your slides.

Adding Shapes and Images

One important thing I recommend you do before you start creating your slides. Find out why.

Preview 02:50

Learn what layers are and how to move objects 'up' and 'down' the 'stack'.

Understanding layers

Learn simple design and formatting features. Get ready for more advanced things coming up.

Designing and Formatting Text and Shapes

Learn a few time saving techniques by working with several shapes at once, automatically aligning them and using format painter.

Preview 06:15

Wrapping up Section 1: Powerpoint Essentials

A few more words on Section 1
+ Powerpoint Design: Styling text, shapes, images, graphs and even video
12 lectures 01:00:01

Learn to style background using solid colours, gradients and textures.

Designing background

Use images a background to your slides, and make them 'fade' using a simple trick.

Preview 05:28

Go beyond basic text formatting: learn what is WordArt and how to style it, add shadows and reflections.

Formatting text and WordArt, adding shadows and reflections

More fun with text, learn to transform text with 'warp' effects and use images for text backgrounds

Formatting text: Resizing, transforming and using images

Learn to edit shapes indefinitely using points. Learn to edit images within shapes.

Formatting Shapes, Creating custom shapes, editing images

Discover a 'secret' treasure of powerpoint - combine shapes feature. Create new custom shapes. Learn to group objects and add multiple-object effects.

Combining shapes and grouping objects

Let's use what we've learned to transform a boring looking 'About me' slide into something much more exciting.

Example "About Me" slide

Add video to powerpoint!

Adding video

Create 3D shapes and 3D effects.

3D Shapes in Powerpoint

Learn how to add simple tables, diagrams and charts using powerpoint existing templates and insert Excel objects into powerpoint.

Working with Tables, Graphs and Diagrams

Save yourself a ton of time by working with slide masters and creating templates for your slides.

Save time: Working with Templates

Wrapping up Section 2: Powerpoint Design

Last words on Section 2
+ Powerpoint Animation: Let's have some fun!
6 lectures 21:50

Introduction to animation and working with entrance effects.

Entrance Effects

Learn to animate text in different ways, edit animation effect options and create an assignment timer.

Animating text

Animate objects on the slide using emphasis effects. Combine multiple animations into one.

Emphasis Effects and Combining Animations

Make objects move around the slide and disappear with style!

Exit Effects and Motion Paths

Move between slides with cool animation effects.

Slide Transitions

Wrapping up Section 3: Powerpoint Animation

A few more words on Section 3
+ Bringing it all together: Design and Animation Examples
6 lectures 20:21

Not a designer? No problem. I'll give you several places where you can get inspired to find a design for your powerpoint slides that works perfectly for you.

Finding Design Inspiration

Powerpoint design and animation example 1: Simple Lesson

A Simple Lesson Example

Powerpoint design and animation Example 2: An alternative to a boring bullet point list

A bullet point list example

Powerpoint design and animation Example 3: Animating a graph and adding a call to action

Graph and Call to Action example

Download the examples in powerpoint format

Download these designs

Wrapping up Section 4: Powerpoint design and animation examples

A few more words on Section 4
+ How I created my promo video: Step by Step
3 lectures 14:10

See how I added a video to my powerpoint slide and animated it to play automaticaly. I will also show you how the boxes with a-n-i-m-a-t-e letters on them show up using 'delay' feature of the animation effects.

Promo Demonstration 1: "Hello" video and "a-n-i-m-a-t-e" cubes

Learn how to make the entire screen shrink and move using powerpoint animation.

Promo Demonstration 2: Entire slide shrinking and moving

This is a bit of a complicated powerpoint animation that I made for my promo video. Learn how I 'zoomed in' on the Eiffel tower, then made it 'jump' around the map.

Promo Demonstration 3: Eiffel Tower effect
+ Bonuses: A few great things beyond Powerpoint
6 lectures 19:48

Need great images? Don't just grab a random image from the internet - you could get yourself into all sorts of copyright issues. Find out where to get high quality royalty free images that you can use in your ecourse.

Preview 04:08

Cropping an image, modifying colour scheme, adjusting brightness and contrast, applying artistic effects.

Simple image editing using a FREE program

Convert any powerpoint slide into an image and edit it using a FREE program.

Creating images from powerpoint slides and your screen

Add transparent background to any image, including images created from powerpoint slides.

How to create images with transparent background

Wrap up of Section 6: Thank you!

A few more words on Section 6
+ More Powerpoint Designs to Download
3 lectures 00:04
Batch 1
Batch 2
Batch 3