Super Simple PowerPoint 2016 for Beginners (MS Office 365)
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Super Simple PowerPoint 2016 for Beginners (MS Office 365)

A blended course with exercises - create a basic yet professional presentation by learning only what you really need to.
4.4 (9 ratings)
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890 students enrolled
Created by Mark S Thompson
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 44 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Launch PowerPoint and start a blank presentation
  • Add new slides slides and add titles and text
  • Create and edit a Pie chart and add supporting shapes
  • Save time by duplicating, moving and editing existing slides
  • Change the default language and checking spelling
  • Select a background colour and enhance text with size, bold, italic and underline
  • Apply transitions and animations
  • Use different views and present the a 'show'
  • Understand how to save, close and get help
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • You'll need PowerPoint 2016 already installed (or use my link to a 1 month Office 365 trial)
  • I will explain the basics such as left, right, single, double and triple mouse clicks
  • At the beginning of the course you will need to click a file and save it to your computer and be able to find this file for use later in the course
Description

Super Simple PowerPoint 2016 for Beginners is a concise course with written lessons, videos and exercises, aimed at getting you from "no can do" to "that presentation flew" by learning only the parts you really need to. Go from opening PowerPoint for the first time to creating and then presenting your work. Follow along as we create a presentation together step-by-step.

What type of learner are you? This course is not a spectator sport; you won’t watch hours of video and hope it sinks in:

  • Reading Learners will benefit from reading the written step-by-step instructions (please do not take my course if you are not happy to take the time to read the written lessons)
  • Writing Learners will benefit from using the printable ‘Personal Quick Reference Guide’ download sheet as they make their own notes throughout the course
  • Visual Learners will love the screen shots and video tutorials
  • Auditory Learners benefit from the step-by-step commentary on the videos
  • Kinaesthetic Learners will enjoy the hand on exercise at the end of each section as they get their work to the same stage as that part of the course

You are most likely a blend of learning types.  Each topic is covered in a way that ensures that every learner gets the maximum out of the course. We'll start with a new, blank presentation and gradually build it up until it is ready to show. Here's how we'll work together:

  1. You'll read the lesson notes; step by step instructions supported by screen shots
  2. Watch and listen to the 'how to' video - I tend to talk on these videos as if I'm sitting right next to you
  3. You'll do an exercise at the end of every section to get your own presentation to the same point as I got to in the lesson. Either do these exercises by following the instructions on-screen or by using the downloadable exercise book
  4. Finally, you'll make make your own notes, a kind of quick reference guide to refer back to

If you have a question about a topic just ask and I'll answer.

What are you waiting for? Sign up and get started, If you're not delighted you can have your money back, no questions asked.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for you if you are brand new to PowerPoint but already have it installed on your computer
  • This course is NOT for you if you want to just sit back, watch video demos and can't be bothered to read the step-by-step guides and do exercises to apply your new knowledge
  • This course is NOT for you if you want to just sit back, watch video demos and can't be bothered to do exercises to apply your new knowledge
  • This course is NOT for you if you already have a good level of knowledge with a version of PowerPoint from 2007 onwards
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Curriculum For This Course
59 Lectures
01:00:02
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Course Introduction and Pre-Course Reading
5 Lectures 11:58

  1. Save these images to your computer for use later in the course
Preview 00:42

The first download is a is a PDF copy of the exercises, you can either print this off or work from the screen at the end of each section.

The second download is the Personal Quick Reference Guide (QRG). I recommend that you print this off and make notes as you go through each section, this will really help you to retain what you are learning.

Downloadable Exercise Book and Personal Quick Reference Guide
00:06

Using the Mouse
00:31

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Introduction to PowerPoint 2016
3 Lectures 01:07
What is PowerPoint 2016?
00:12

How to get PowerPoint 2016
00:20

Office 2016 vs Office 365 vs Office Online and how to get a 1 month free trial
00:35
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Start PowerPoint 2016 and Create Your First Presentation
10 Lectures 06:12

This video covers what you have read in  the previous lesson.

Preview 01:19




This video covers what you have read in  the previous 2 lessons.

Preview 00:59

Add a new default slide
00:11

Add content to a slide
00:15

This video covers what you have read in  the previous 2 lessons.

Add Default Slide and Add Content
02:04

This exercise will consolidate everything covered in this section. It will get your own presentation to the same point as the one used in the course notes and video.

You can either follow the exercise below or use the downloadable exercise book. 

If you have any trouble with the steps either re-read this section, refer to the downloadable manual or feeel free to ask questions.

Preview 00:12
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Adding specific slide types
3 Lectures 01:45
Add a specific slide type and add content (step by step notes)
00:29

This video covers the previous lesson.

Add a specific slide type and add content (video)
01:09

This exercise will consolidate everything covered in this section. It will get your own presentation to the same point as the one used in the course notes and video.

You can either follow the exercise below or use the downloadable exercise book. 

If you have any trouble with the steps either re-read this section, refer to the downloadable manual or feeel free to ask questions.

Exercise - Add a specific slide type
00:07
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Adding visuals to a slide
9 Lectures 13:35
Inserting images (step by step notes)
00:33

This video covers what you have read in  the previous lesson.

Inserting images (video)
01:45

Insert and edit a basic pie chart (step by step notes)
00:57

This video covers what you have read in  the previous  lesson.

Insert and edit a basic pie chart (video)
03:04

Edit a Pie chart
00:20

Add, resize and move a shape
00:35

Add text and change the colour of a shape
00:38

This video covers what you have read in the previous 2 lessons.

Add and edit a shape
04:58

Note: This is a challenging, extended exercise. Read through it carefully before proceeding. If any of it does not make sense please re-read the relevant lesson or refer to the manual.

This exercise will consolidate everything covered in this section. It will get your own presentation to the same point as the one used in the course notes and video.

You can either follow the exercise below or use the downloadable exercise book. 

If you have any trouble with the steps either re-read this section, refer to the downloadable manual or feel free to ask questions.

Exercise - Adding Visuals to a Slide
00:43
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Duplicate and move slides
4 Lectures 00:59
Duplicate a slide
00:12

Move a slide
00:10

This video covers what you have read in the previous 2 lessons.

Duplicate and move a slide
00:28

This exercise will consolidate everything covered in this section. It will get your own presentation to the same point as the one used in the course notes and video.

You can either follow the exercise below or use the downloadable exercise book. 

If you have any trouble with the steps either re-read this section, refer to the downloadable manual or feel free to ask questions.

Exercise - Duplicate and move a slide
00:08
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Spell checker
3 Lectures 00:42
Set Default Language
00:20

Check Spelling
00:16

This exercise will consolidate everything covered in this section. It will get your own presentation to the same point as the one used in the course notes and video.

You can either follow the exercise below or use the downloadable exercise book. 

If you have any trouble with the steps either re-read this section, refer to the downloadable manual or feeel free to ask questions.

Exercise - Spell Checker
00:05
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Style and formatting
6 Lectures 08:42
Change background colour (step by step notes)
00:55

This video covers what you have read in  the previous lesson.

Change background colour (video)
02:21

Change font size and colour
00:49

Text bold, italic and underline
00:16

This video covers what you have read in  the previous lesson.

Font size, colour, bold, italic and underline (video)
03:52

This exercise will consolidate everything covered in this section. It will get your own presentation to the same point as the one used in the course notes and video.

You can either follow the exercise below or use the downloadable exercise book. 

If you have any trouble with the steps either re-read this section, refer to the downloadable manual or feeel free to ask questions.

Exercise - style and formatting
00:28
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Effects
6 Lectures 09:36
Transitions (step by step notes)
00:25

This video covers what you have read in  the previous lesson.

Transitions (video)
02:30

Animations
00:51

Delete an animation
00:13

This video covers what you have read in  the previous 2 lessons.

Create and delete an animation (video)
05:21

This exercise will consolidate everything covered in this section. It will get your own presentation to the same point as the one used in the course notes and video.

You can either follow the exercise below or use the downloadable exercise book. 

If you have any trouble with the steps either re-read this section, refer to the downloadable manual or feeel free to ask questions.

Exercise - Effects
00:15
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Viewing and Presenting
4 Lectures 03:44
Normal and Slide Sorter Views
00:24

Slide show view and presenting your work
00:32

This video covers what you have read in  the previous 2 lessons.

Views and presenting your work (video)
02:27

This exercise will consolidate everything covered in this section. It will get your own presentation to the same point as the one used in the course notes and video.

You can either follow the exercise below or use the downloadable exercise book. 

If you have any trouble with the steps either re-read this section, refer to the downloadable manual or feeel free to ask questions.

Exercise - Viewing and presenting
00:20
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About the Instructor
Mark S Thompson
4.2 Average rating
83 Reviews
2,098 Students
3 Courses
17 years in I.T. and certified Microsoft Office Specialist

I am a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and trainer at Super Simple Training. I conduct classroom, 1 to 1, web-conference and floor walking training in the U.K. My clients have included the Ministry of Defence, Mercedes Benz, British Army, Zurich Insurance, the National Health Service and the Office for National Statistics.

I specialise in Microsoft Office, 365, Windows and SharePoint and produce manuals, training web pages, Quick Guides and instructional videos.

I live in the West Midlands, England with my partner, two kids, a French Bulldog and a ginger cat.