Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Course Aim

To provide an understanding of PowerPoint that goes beyond the basics, in order to create informative, powerful, and memorable business presentations.
Of Interest To
Those who wish to build upon their basic PowerPoint skills in order to create enhanced, professional presentations.
Method of Delivery
Integrated Learning™ System (ILSPlus) training facilitated by Academy of Learning Career College facilitators.

Course Introduction

The Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 – Level 1 course teaches students the fundamentals of this application and its usage within the Windows environment. Students learn to create, modify, and deliver presentations. They learn to create slides containing text, tables, charts, diagrams, and graphics. Students practice customizing slides and finalizing presentations, and then learn to print and deliver slide shows

The PowerPoint 2013 – Level 2 course teaches students intermediate to advanced level concepts and features of the Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 application. In this course, students learn to customize PowerPoint and create professional presentations by building upon the basic skills learned in the PowerPoint 2013 – Level 1 course. They learn to work with slide masters, themes, and incorporate multimedia effects such as animation, sound, and video clips into their presentations. Students also learn about the various features of PowerPoint that facilitate collaboration with others and explore some common ways that PowerPoint can be used with other Microsoft Office 2013 programs.

Students accomplish the learning objectives for each lesson through a series of hands-on tasks, for which they are given step-by-step instructions and desired result checkpoints. The tasks provide ample opportunity for students to practice, apply, and develop the skills covered in the course.

Review questions are included at the end of each lesson to measure progress and reinforce the skills learned. There are also exam preparation exercises at the end of the course to provide further practice and review to reinforce the topics learned throughout the course, and to help prepare students for the exam.

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to Windows course, or equivalent.

Course Notes

Course manual is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

Course Breakdown

Level 1:

Lesson 1: Starting PowerPoint; Document Themes; Creating a Basic Presentation; Delivering the Slide Show and Getting Help

Lesson 2: Working with Slides and Outlines; Integration and Formatting; Format Painter and Slide Sorter; Organizing and Printing

Lesson 3: Online Pictures; Adding Other Graphics; Transition, Animation and Sound Effects

Lesson 4: Inserting Charts; Working with External Excel Documents; Creating SmartArt Diagrams

Lesson 5: Using Tables in Presentations; Customizing Tables

Lesson 6: Preparing a Presentation; Editing Your Presentation; Printing Handouts; Using Hyperlinks in Presentations; Using the Slide Show Toolbar

Exam Preparation Exercises


Level 2:

Lesson 1: Adding Multimedia to Presentations; Using Audio in Presentations; Creating Slide Show Timings; Using Video in Presentations

Lesson 2: Customizing Themes and Slide Masters; Using Slide Masters; Using Action Buttons

Lesson 3: Connecting Presentations; Broadcasting Presentations

Lesson 4: Collaborating Online; Sharing Files; Working with Comments and Merging Presentations; Using SkyDrive, Office Web Apps, and Reference Tools

Lesson 5: Transporting the Presentation; Preparing the Meeting Room; Following the Presentation Setup Checklist; Preparing for Success; Targeting Your Audience

Lesson 6: Maintaining Compatibility; Word, Excel, and Outlook Integration

Exam Preparation Exercises