Mic 102t - Introduction to MS PowerPoint

Course Description

This course provides the student with an introduction to using Microsoft PowerPoint, including Naming and saving files, Creating and formatting presentations, Printing presentations, Use of help feature.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of Windows operation and navigation is recommended. Familiarity with other Microsoft applications is extremely helpful!

Student Outcomes

After completing this course the students will be able to:

  • Understand basic terminology
  • Save and open files
  • Create presentations to academic and professional standards
  • Continue skill-building with further use of application

Textbook

There is no textbook to purchase for this course. Materials will be presented in class, and may be supplemented with handouts and web resources.

Course Schedule

(please note that this schedule is preliminary, and may change)

Day Topic/Discussion Assignment Due

1

Introduction to class

What can PowerPoint do?

PowerPoint application and window orientation

Understanding PowerPoint views

  • Slide, outline, slide sorter, notes, slideshow

Starting a slideshow

  • Using templates, existing presentations, new slides

Inserting and editing text entries

 

Thursday,
2/5/04

2

Changing font, bullets, colors, backgrounds

Using and inserting graphics, tables, and charts

Transitions and Animation Effects

Builds

Use of slide masters

 

Tuesday,
2/10/04

3

Creating speaker’s notes from your slideshows

Creating handouts from your slideshows

Headers and Footers

Inserting Graphs and Charts

Importing slideshow content from and to other MS applications

Creating webpages from PowerPoint

Printing

 

Thursday,
2/12/04

4

Student presentations!

 

 

Class grade information

The final grade will be computed on the following weights:

Attendance

40 points

In class work

4 @ 15 points each
(60 points total)

Total

100 points (100%)

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