Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Made Easy

An easy guide to creating PowerPoint presentations
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  • Lectures 52
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

This Introduction to PowerPoint training class is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. Students will format text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Students will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.

The terminology you expect to find within this course is very user-friendly and easy to understand for those who want learn the fundamentals of PowerPoint 2016.

The course consists of 12 sections, 12 quizzes, and 52 lectures along with interactive videos and activities.

The course can be completed within a six week time frame and includes four video lectures per section.

You should take this self-paced Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 course if you want to start using PowerPoint immediately. Confidence will come through learning, knowing, and applying the skills you will gain from this course.

What are the requirements?

  • To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse.
  • Students should be comfortable in the Windows® environment, and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers.
  • Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, and navigating basic file structures.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify the basic features and functions of PowerPoint 2016
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation
  • Perform advanced text editing operations
  • Add graphical elements to your presentation
  • Modify objects in your presentation
  • Prepare to deliver your presentation

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for students who wish to gain a foundational understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Made Easy
02:19

By the end of this video lecture the student will understand what they will get out of the course and the layout of the curriculum.

10 questions

The student will demonstrate prior knowledge of PowerPoint in this pre-assessment.

Section 2: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - The Basics
08:40

By the end of this video tutorial the student will understand the best practices of PowerPoint, how to use it in the home and workplace.

08:19

By the end of this video lecture the student will be able to create a simple presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint.

04:24

By the end of this video the student will be able to use various preview options found in PowerPoint.

03:25

By the end of this video the student will be able to save a PowerPoint presentation.

Article

By the end of this lecture the student will demonstrate the skills of creating a presentation, previewing a presentation and saving it.

4 questions

By the end of this quiz the student will demonstrate thier knowledge of the purpose of PowerPoint, creating a presentation, and previewing a presentation.

Section 3: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Adding and Formatting Text
05:00

By the end of this video the student will be able to change the various views available in PowerPoint 2016.

06:20

By the end of this video lecture the student will be able to add a variety of layouts in PowerPoint 2016.

06:22

By the end of this video the student will be able to format text using bold, italics, underline, format painter, font, size, color, change case, and clear all formatting in PowerPoint.

05:10

By the end of this video the student will be able to format bullets by changing them to other bullets and customizing bullets in PowerPoint.

Article

By the end of this lecture students will demonstrate skills of changing views, adding layouts, formatting text and bullets in PowerPoint.

4 questions

By the end of this assessment the students will demonstrate their knowledge of changing views, using gridlines, saving a presentation, and adding text in a presentation.

Section 4: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Speaker Notes, Pictures and Sound
04:05

By the end of this video the student will be able to add speaker notes and print handouts in Microsoft PowerPoint.

06:42

By the end of this video the student will be able to add, crop, resize, flip, and remove the background of a picture in PowerPoint.

03:51

By the end of this video the student will be able to use gridlines to align pictures and other objects in PowerPoint.

04:44

By the end of this video the student will be able to insert sound within PowerPoint.

Article

By the end of this lecture students will demonstrate skills creating speaker notes and handouts, adding pictures, using gridlines, and inserting sound.

4 questions

By the end of this assessment the student will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of formatting text and bullets, adding pictures and inserting sound in a presentation.

Section 5: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Animation and Backgrounds
06:02

By the end of this video the student will be able to add animation to both text and objects within PowerPoint.

06:05

By the end of this video the student will be able to apply advanced animation within PowerPoint.

05:15

By the end of this video the student will be able to format backgrounds and apply these backgrounds to multiple slides in PowerPoint.

03:02

By the end of this video the student will be able to apply various design templates as backgrounds in PowerPoint.

Article

By the end of this practice activity the student will be able to demonstrate their skills in adding animation, formatting backgrounds, and inserting design templates in PowerPoint.

3 questions

By the end of this assessment the student will demonstrate their knowledge of adding animation, inserting backgrounds, and applying design templates to a presentation.

Section 6: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Customizing Backgrounds and Transitions
02:18

By the end of this video the student will be able to add a variety of background styles in PowerPoint.

01:30

By the end of this video the student will be able to change the slide size in PowerPoint.

03:58

By the end of this video the student will be able to insert slide transition within a PowerPoint presentation.

04:04

By the end of this video the student will be able to adjust the timing of slide transition in PowerPoint.

Section 6: Applying Your Skills
Article
3 questions

By the end of this assessment the student will demonstrate their knowledge of sorting slides, adding backgrounds and styles, customizing backgrounds, and inserting slide transition in a presentation.

Section 7: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Sorting Slides, Slide Master, and Banners
01:48

By the end of this video the student will be able to sort slides in a different order in PowerPoint.

03:46

By the end of this video the student will be able to navigate to the slide master, create and save a slide template in PowerPoint.

02:18

By the end of this video the student will be able to insert slide numbers within PowerPoint.

02:30

By the end of this video the student will be able to create a banner within a slide in PowerPoint.

Article

By the end of this practice exercise the student will be able to demonstrate skills of sorting slides, editing the slide master, inserting slide numbers, and creating banners in PowerPoint.

4 questions

By the end of this assessment the student will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of adding speaker notes, navigating slide master, inserting slide numbers, and creating a banner in a presentation.

Section 8: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Creating Videos and Other Effects
02:33

By the end of this video the student will be able to save a PowerPoint presentation as a video file.

06:18

By the end of this video the student will learn the differences between linking and embedding videos in PowerPoint.

03:28

By the end of this video the student will be able to save PowerPoint slides as pdf and jpeg files.

07:04

By the end of this video the student will be able to apply the mouse click effect in PowerPoint.

Article

By the end of this practice activity the student will demonstrate skills in saving a presentation as video, embedding video, and saving slides in pdf and jpeg.

4 questions

By the end of this section the student will demonstrate their knowledge of saving PowerPoint presentations and video, linking and embedding videos, saving slides as pdf and jpeg, and using the mouse-over effect.

Section 9: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Adding Shapes and Actions
03:57

By the end of this video the student will be able to insert action buttons within a presentation.

02:12

By the end of this video the student will be able to insert various shapes in PowerPoint.

03:28

By the end of this video the student will be able to format the color, thickness, size, angle, and 3-D effect of a shape.

03:46

By the end of this video the student will be able to add and format text within a shape in PowerPoint.

Article

By the end of this practice activity the student will demonstrate their skills of adding action buttons, inserting and formatting shapes, and adding text to shapes.

3 questions

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of adding action buttons, inserting shapes, formatting shapes, and adding text to shapes.

Section 10: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Adding Tables, Charts, and Links
02:41

By the end of this video the student will be able to add tables within a PowerPoint slide.

02:51

By the end of this video the student will learn how to format a table in a slide.

01:19

By the end of this video the student will be able to add various charts in a PowerPoint slide.

01:52

By the end of this video the student will be able to format various chart styles in PowerPoint.

Article

By the end of this practice activity the student will be able to demonstrate their skills in adding and formatting tables and charts.

3 questions

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of adding tables, charts, smart art, and hyperlinks in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Section 11: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Custom Shows and Voice-over
02:30

By the end of this video the student will be able to create a custom slide show in PowerPoint.

04:58

By the end of this video the student will be able to rehearse a slide show in PowerPoint.

07:01

By the end of this video the student will be able to apply the layering effect in a PowerPoint presentation.

02:45

By the end of this video the student will be able to add voice over to their PowerPoint presentation.

Article

By the end of this practice activity the student will be able to create and rehearse a custom show, apply the PowerPoint layering trick, and add voice over to a presentation.

3 questions

By the end of this quiz students will demonstrate their knowledge of custom shows, rehearsing slide shows, collaborating on presentations, and adding voice over to PowerPoint.

Section 12: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 - Post Assessment and Closing Remarks
Closing remarks
01:50
10 questions

The student will demonstrate knowledge gained from the course in this post assessment.

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Harold L. Fisher, Professor/Author

Dr. Harold L. Fisher has been a professor at College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas for the last five years, and has been teaching for multiple universities online for the last eight years. Prior to becoming a professor, he taught in public school education for a total of eight years.

He received his doctorate degree in teacher leadership from Walden University, a master’s degree in education from American Intercontinental University in instructional technology, a master’s degree in education from Our Lady of the Lake University with dual majors in curriculum and instruction and master technology teaching, and he holds a third master’s degree in organizational leadership from Baptist Bible College. He finished his Bachelors of Science degree in biblical studies from College of Biblical Studies, and has a Texas teacher certification in Business Education from Texas State University.

He was the recipient of the 2009 Teacher of the Year award in Spring I.S.D. and the 2009 Teacher of the year for the Spring I.S.D. Virtual High School, featured as the 2009 Teacher of the Month (June) by KPRC Channel 2 Houston, and in 2009 he was recognized by Harris County Region 4 as Teacher of the Year. He was recently nominated by his peers to receive an award to the Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society for Biblical Higher Education for his intellectual achievement, Christian character, and leadership ability.

He is the author of four books, “Virtual Schooling through the eyes of Teachers,” “Attitudes and Perspectives About Teaching of Teachers Who Provide Online Instruction at the Secondary Level,” “A Technology Workbook for Christian Learners” and "Microsoft Office 2010 Made Easy." He is currently working on multiple online courses, articles and book projects.

He has been married to his beautiful wife, Kym for twenty-two years. They have three kids, Brittani, Nicholas, and Sydnee.

Dr. Fisher’s favorite activities are golf, research, and spending vacation time with his wife and kids.

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