Do you want to enhance your presentations by adding interactivity, engagement and excitement – Well this is the right course for you!
By the end of this course, learners will be able to create amazing multimedia presentations which will enhance your audiences learning and viewing experience!
The course is split into 3 main sections – Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Office mix and Microsoft Sway.
I will begin the course by guiding learners through improving their presentations using PowerPoint. I will show learners how to add images, audio and video to your slides, as well as teaching learners about narration, annotation animations and transitions.
The course will then progress to looking at office mix – a Microsoft PowerPoint add in that enhances PowerPoint presentations by adding extra functionality and configuration options. When using the office Mix add-in, learners can add screen recordings, audio and video narration, polls and quizzes, live web pages and real time annotation tools to your presentations – and all of these subjects will be covered in section 2.
The course will finish by looking at Microsoft Sway, a digital storytelling app, accessed entirely online, that allows you to create and share interactive presentations, class materials and projects. I will teach learners how to use sway, how to get the best out of the various design options and how to produce a professional, online presentation using Microsoft sway.
Throughout the course, there will be special example lessons that demonstrate the skills and techniques learnt in the course, and I will include real life practical examples, all of which are available for my learners to download.
So, if you are an Administrator, Manager, Teacher, Classroom assistant, Course Creator, or just a Professional interested in enhancing your presentations with the use of technology, why not sign up today?
In this talking head lecture, I will outline the curriculum for the Improving your presentations with PowerPoint section.
I will introduce learners to PowerPoint and give them a quick tour of the interface and menu options.
I will show learners how use the basic features of PowerPoint, including font and colour options, word art, shapes and smart art.
In this lesson, I shall show learners how to use pre-built PowerPoint templates and themes, and where to find them.
I will show learners how to add images to presentations, and the best places to find copyright free images that can be used in any presentation.
I shall introduce the concept of adding audio to presentations, and discuss the various different options when adding audio
In this lesson I shall show learners how to add video to presentations, and I shall discuss the various sources of videos and how and when they can be used.
This lesson will focus on creating simple animations and transitions within PowerPoint to make your presentations fun and interesting!
I shall show learners examples of various different PowerPoint presentations, why and where they should be used.
This lesson will introduce learners to Office Mix, and show learners how to install the plugin for PowerPoint.
In this lesson, I shall show learners how to use Office Mix to create amazing presentations, focusing on adding audio and video.
In this lesson, I shall show learners how to use Office Mix's free app store to create quizzes, Polls and embedded webpages.
In this lesson of the improving your presentations with PowerPoint, I shall show learners some of the more advanced features of Office Mix, including recording our mix and publishing your mix.
In this lesson, I will show learners how to share their mix creations!
I shall show learners examples of various different PowerPoint presentations, including Office , why and where they should be used.
In the first lesson of this section, I shall introduce learners to Microsoft Sway, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using Sway to create presentations online.
This lesson will focus on showing learners how to create amazing presentations with Microsoft Sway, and will include adding audio, images, video and web links to a Sway presentation.
This lesson will focus on the creating sways using the built in "Start from a topic" and "Start from a document" options within sway.
This lesson will focus on showing learners how to publish and viewing amazing presentations with Microsoft Sway.
I shall show learners examples of various different Microsoft Sway presentations, why and where they should be used.
This talking head video will thank learners for taking the time to complete the course and a quick goodbye from me!
I have worked in eLearning for over 8 years, and in IT and computing for over 15 years.
I began my career at the Workers Education Association, the largest provider of Adult education in the UK, as a support analyst before moving up to a Senior Support Analyst, involved in building networks and providing helpdesk support. I then moved on to work as a Learning Technologies officer for Coventry University London Campus, and then a Virtual Learning Environment Manager during my 4 years at the Royal Veterinary College.
Presently, I am the Electronic Resources Manager at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University in London, England.
I have managed multiple eLearning projects throughout my wide and varied career, including a college wide migration from Blackboard to Moodle, creating new undergraduate online courses, managing Virtual Learning Environments, Creating e-learning content, Moodle training, learning design including MOOCs and SPOCs and pedagogical design of online courses.
I frequently identifies and assesses relevant learning technologies to extend and support teaching and learning, and plan and manage the integration of such technologies into the curriculum and into teaching practice.
I have regularly, throughout my career, designed and implemented a range of training, including student inductions, large scale teacher training, online training and individual training.
I am always interested in any Moodle or eLearning consultancy work - if you require this sort of service, please let me know, or visit my blog.
In my spare time, I enjoy watching Football - I am a Chelsea fan, entering online competitions, playing with my cat Daisy (she makes a guest appearance in my courses!) and going out to the pub with my friends.