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
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.
We will take a look at powerpoint slide layouts and adding simple textboxes.
Learn to add various shapes and images to your slides.
One important thing I recommend you do before you start creating your slides. Find out why.
Learn what layers are and how to move objects 'up' and 'down' the 'stack'.
Learn simple design and formatting features. Get ready for more advanced things coming up.
Learn a few time saving techniques by working with several shapes at once, automatically aligning them and using format painter.
Wrapping up Section 1: Powerpoint Essentials
Learn to style background using solid colours, gradients and textures.
Use images a background to your slides, and make them 'fade' using a simple trick.
Go beyond basic text formatting: learn what is WordArt and how to style it, add shadows and reflections.
More fun with text, learn to transform text with 'warp' effects and use images for text backgrounds
Learn to edit shapes indefinitely using points. Learn to edit images within shapes.
Discover a 'secret' treasure of powerpoint - combine shapes feature. Create new custom shapes. Learn to group objects and add multiple-object effects.
Let's use what we've learned to transform a boring looking 'About me' slide into something much more exciting.
Add video to powerpoint!
Create 3D shapes and 3D effects.
Learn how to add simple tables, diagrams and charts using powerpoint existing templates and insert Excel objects into powerpoint.
Save yourself a ton of time by working with slide masters and creating templates for your slides.
Wrapping up Section 2: Powerpoint Design
Introduction to animation and working with entrance effects.
Learn to animate text in different ways, edit animation effect options and create an assignment timer.
Animate objects on the slide using emphasis effects. Combine multiple animations into one.
Make objects move around the slide and disappear with style!
Move between slides with cool animation effects.
Wrapping up Section 3: Powerpoint Animation
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.
Powerpoint design and animation example 1: Simple Lesson
Powerpoint design and animation Example 2: An alternative to a boring bullet point list
Powerpoint design and animation Example 3: Animating a graph and adding a call to action
Download the examples in powerpoint format
Wrapping up Section 4: Powerpoint design and animation examples
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.
Learn how to make the entire screen shrink and move using powerpoint animation.
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.
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.
Cropping an image, modifying colour scheme, adjusting brightness and contrast, applying artistic effects.
Convert any powerpoint slide into an image and edit it using a FREE program.
Add transparent background to any image, including images created from powerpoint slides.
Wrap up of Section 6: Thank you!
I have over 20 years of experience, both as a corporate employee, working in Learning & Development, HR and Performance Management functions, and now being a self-employed coach, trainer and instructional designer. I have MSc in Organisational Psychology. I've done hundreds of live trainings and workshops, and now I've fallen in love with creating ecourses and helping other coaches and ecourse creators share their knowledge and passion online.