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

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This online course is free to everyone and available for enrollment through IU Expand.

This course consists of a series of short lessons, examples, demonstrations, practice quizzes, and hands-on exercises.

To complete the course content, you will need:

  • a web browser and internet access to use the course material on IU Expand.
  • a copy of the software relevant to the training installed on your computer.