PowerPoint: The Basics

Learning Objectives

  • Add, rearrange, and delete slides
  • Import slides from another presentation into a slide show
  • Apply layouts, themes, and QuickStyles
  • Work with text, bullets, images, and video
  • Apply simple animations and transitions
  • Create presentations that are accessible for individuals with disabilities
  • Create audience and presenter handouts
  • Rehearse and deliver a presentation
  • Package a presentation for use on other computers

Prerequisite Skills

  • Use a mouse
  • Work with windows, menus, dialog boxes, and the Ribbon

Enroll in the online course

Follow the appropriate enrollment method below, depending on your IU status.

IU faculty, staff, and students

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Enroll in PowerPoint: The Basics (IU: No cost)

Non-IU learners

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Enroll in PowerPoint: The Basics (Non-IU: $9.99)

This course is part of an IT Training Certificate Series, which awards a certificate on successful completion of a final online exam. Learn more about the Office Productivity Certificate Series.

Materials and Files

For IU learners, if you're interested in the content for this title, but prefer not to enroll in the online course, you can download the PDF and exercise files below.

Note: The PDF and exercise files provided here formed a basis for the online course, but may vary from the online course.

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