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Training in Versions?2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
Class Length?1–2 Days
Delivery?This class may be delivered on-site or remotely.
Price ? $1,295-2,495 per Day*

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PowerPoint isn’t just for cre­at­ing lecture-style pre­sen­ta­tions. Take this famil­iar appli­ca­tion, and turn it into a dynamic, engag­ing, and inter­ac­tive learn­ing expe­ri­ence. In this course you will learn how to enable SME’s (sub­ject mat­ter experts) and oth­ers to cre­ate eLearn­ing with­out addi­tional eLearn­ing soft­ware. Once you’re mas­tered that we will review how to add PowerPoint to author­ing tools such as Articulate®, Adobe Presenter®, or Adobe Captivate®

What You Will Learn

  • Design tips
  • Formatting
  • Adding dynam­ics and interactivity
  • Using media effectively
  • Making eLearn­ing with only Powerpoint
  • Using Powerpoint as a base for devel­op­ment with other Applications

Lesson Outline

The fol­low­ing is a list of pos­si­ble top­ics for you to use as a guide. Your course will be fully cus­tomized to your unique goals, work­flow, and learn­ing pace. Because every course Workflow Creative teaches is fully cus­tomized to each group, the fol­low­ing list of top­ics to be learned should be con­sid­ered a guide­line, one that will be expanded or altered as required to fit your needs.

PowerPoint dri­ven eLearning

  • Tips for Ppt-only eLearn­ing project
  • Tips for bring­ing Ppt files into tra­di­tional author­ing applications

Design Tips

  • Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to take your courses beyond tex­tual “lec­tur­ing” and learner memorization
  • Begin at the end — clar­ify course objec­tives and design your course to cover those objectives.
  • Customize PowerPoint to work more effec­tively (Quick Access Toolbar, The Ribbon, and Preferences)


  • Using text effectively
  • Changing fonts, colors
  • Spacing
  • Effects and animation
  • Slide Layouts, Backgrounds, and the Slide Master
  • Setting cus­tom Styles to develop your own style guide template
  • Using foot­ers

Adding Dynamics and Interactivity

  • Self-running ver­sus inter­ac­tive presentations
  • Setting up the Slide Show and rehears­ing timings
  • Using ani­ma­tion, motion paths, and transitions
  • Navigation and branching
  • Creating hotspots and hyperlinks
  • Creating inter­ac­tiv­ity and games
  • Quizzes and other knowl­edge checks


  • Choosing graph­ics
  • Photographs and clip art
  • 3-D graph­ics and beveling
  • Fill trans­parency
  • Uses of trans­par­ent overlays

Tables and Objects

  • Using tables, charts, and SmartArt
  • Embedded objects
  • Incorporating mul­ti­me­dia files


  • Audio – Assigning audio to objects, edit­ing audio, under­stand­ing sound file format
  • Video — Built in edit­ing capa­bil­i­ties, under­stand­ing video types, chang­ing video formatting
  • Output to video and DVD
  • Compressing media clips
  • Specifying play­back options