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Microsoft 365 PowerPoint: Online


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Part of the Microsoft office suite of tools, PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation program that makes it easy to create, collaborate, and present ideas that are visually captivating. Microsoft 365 PowerPoint: Online is a cloud-based version of this presentation software.

Topics included:

  • Getting started with the app
  • Creating and delivering a simple presentation
  • Using formatting and editing tools
  • Adding images, shapes, tables, and SmartArt
  • Finalizing a presentation

By the end of this course, students should be comfortable using it to create a presentation with various features.

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About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How to Use This Book

Lesson 1: Getting Started

TOPIC A: Getting Started with PowerPoint Online

Logging into Office 365

Launching PowerPoint Online

Creating a Presentation

The PowerPoint Online Interface

Closing PowerPoint Online

Activity 1-1: Getting Started with PowerPoint Online

TOPIC B: Creating Presentations

Opening a Presentation

Creating a New Presentation

Editing Your Presentation in PowerPoint Desktop

Accessing Download Options

Printing a Presentation

Sharing a Presentation

Activity 1-2: Creating Presentations

TOPIC C: Editing Presentations

The Default PowerPoint Template

Using Text Boxes

Using Text and Content Placeholders

Adding Slide Notes

Using AutoCorrect

Activity 1-3: Editing Presentations

TOPIC D: Viewing a Presentation

Presentation Views

Using Zoom

Using Fit to Window

Starting a Slide Show

Slide Show Features

Activity 1-4: Viewing a Presentation

TOPIC E: Getting Help in PowerPoint Online

Using the Help Tab

Giving Feedback About Office

Activity 1-5: Getting Help in PowerPoint Online


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation

TOPIC A: Building a Presentation

Inserting New Slides

Changing the Slide Layout

Rearranging Slides

Duplicating Slides

Hiding and Showing Slides

Deleting Slides

Activity 2-1: Building a Presentation

TOPIC B: Editing Text and Objects

Selecting Text and Objects

Cut, Copy, and Paste Options

Duplicating Objects

Undo and Redo Commands

Using Find

Activity 2-2: Editing Text and Objects

TOPIC C: Formatting Text

About Fonts

Formatting Options

The Mini Toolbar

The Format Painter

Creating Links

Activity 2-3: Formatting Text

TOPIC D: Formatting Paragraphs

Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Changing Horizontal Text Alignment

Changing Vertical Text Alignment

Indenting Text

Changing Spacing

Changing Text Direction

Using the Paragraph Dialog Box

Activity 2-4: Formatting Paragraphs


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Working with Images and Shapes

TOPIC A: Inserting Graphics

Inserting Shapes

Inserting Text Boxes

Inserting Symbols

Inserting Local Pictures

Inserting Online Pictures

Inserting Online Videos

Activity 3-1: Inserting Graphics

TOPIC B: Modifying Objects

Selecting Objects

Resizing Objects

Rotating Images

Arranging Objects

Grouping Objects

Deleting Objects

Activity 3-2: Modifying Objects

TOPIC C: Formatting Objects

Applying a Style

Customizing the Fill

Customizing the Outline

Adding Text to a Shape

Adding Alternative Text

Activity 3-3: Formatting Objects

TOPIC D: Adjusting Image Appearance

Using the Picture Tab

Applying Picture Styles

Cropping Images

Changing an Image

Resetting an Image

Activity 3-4: Adjusting Image Appearance


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Working with SmartArt

TOPIC A: Creating SmartArt

What is SmartArt?

Inserting SmartArt

The SmartArt Contextual Tab

Adding Text to SmartArt

Deleting SmartArt

Activity 4-1: Creating SmartArt

TOPIC B: Modifying SmartArt

Resizing SmartArt

Adding and Removing Shapes

Promoting and Demoting Shapes

Changing the Direction

Adding Alternative Text

Activity 4-2: Modifying SmartArt

TOPIC C: Formatting SmartArt

Changing the Layout

Changing the Color Scheme

Changing the Style

Resetting the Graphic

Activity 4-3: Formatting SmartArt


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Working With tables

TOPIC A: Creating Tables

What is a Table?

Creating a Table

The Table Design Contextual Tab

The Table Layout Contextual Tab

Activity 5-1: Creating Tables

TOPIC B: Editing Tables

Selecting Rows, Columns, and Tables

Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns

Resizing the Table

Resizing Rows and Columns

Merging and Splitting Cells

Activity 5-2: Editing Tables

TOPIC C: Formatting Tables

Applying a Table Style

Customizing the Table Style

Applying Cell Shading

Changing Cell Alignment

Activity 5-3: Formatting Tables


Review Questions

Lesson 6: Finishing your Presentation

TOPIC A: Animating Objects

Applying an Animation

Setting Effect Options

Changing the Timing

Removing Animations

Activity 6-1: Animating Objects

TOPIC B: Applying Transitions

Applying Transitions

Setting Effect Options

Customizing Transition Timing

Using Apply to All

Activity 6-2: Applying Transitions

TOPIC C: Customizing Design Options

Changing Slide Size

Applying Themes

Using Theme Variants

Changing the Background Style

Using the Designer Task Pane

Checking Accessibility

Activity 6-3: Customizing Design Options

TOPIC D: Working with Comments

Inserting Comments

Showing and Hiding the Comments Pane

Replying to Comments

Deleting Comments

Activity 6-4: Working with Comments

TOPIC E: Co-Authoring Presentations

Getting Started

Collaborating on Shared Presentations

Sharing a Link to a Specific Slide

Activity 6-5: Co-authoring Presentations


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson Lab 1-2

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson Lab 3-2

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson 6

Lesson Lab 6-1

Lesson Lab 6-2

Lesson Lab 6-3

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet



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