MCW201 - Powerpoint Presentations

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-09-24 01:05:47.158
Last review date 2018-11-07 14:38:53.084

Subject Title
Powerpoint Presentations

Subject Description
Turn your ideas into powerful and convincing presentations. Students will create, format, add graphical elements and prepare and deliver professional presentations.

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of the scheduled class(es) receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Get started with PowerPoint.
2. Create a presentation.
3. Format text on slides.
4. Add graphical objects to a presentation.
5. Modify objects on slides.
6. Add tables to a presentation.
7. Add charts to a presentation.
8. Prepare to deliver a presentation.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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 MCT100 or basic computer skills 

Topic Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint

  • Explore the User Interface
  • Navigate and View a Presentation
  • Use Microsoft PowerPoint Help
  • Enter Text
  • Save a Presentation


Lesson 2: Creating a Presentation
  • Create a Presentation
  • Edit Text
  • Add Slides to a Presentation
  • Arrange Slides
  • Work with Themes

Lesson 3: Formatting Text on Slides
  • Apply Character Formats
  • Apply Paragraph Formats
  • Format Text Placeholders

Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Objects to a Presentation
  • Insert Clip Art and Pictures
  • Draw Shapes
  • Insert Word Art

Lesson 5: Modifying Objects
  • Work with Objects
  • Change Objects Orientation
  • Format Objects
  • Group and Ungroup Objects
  • Arrange Objects


Lesson 6: Adding Tables to a Presentation
  • Create a Table
  • Format Tables
  • Insert a Table from Microsoft Word

Lesson 7: Inserting Charts in a Presentation
  • Create a Chart
  • Edit Chart Data
  • Modify a Chart
  • Paste a Chart from Microsoft Excel    

Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver a Presentation
  • Review Content
  • Add Transitions
  • Apply an Animation Effect
  • Create Speaker Notes
  • Print a Presentation

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer.
Additional modes of instruction will include class discussion and question and answer period. 

Prescribed Texts
The following course materials will be provided:
PowerPoint 2013 - Level I + Data CD
(Logical Operations) 

Required Supplies
USB Flash Drive 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
There is no formal testing or process to evaluate the students understanding. It is up to the student to evaluate his/her own progress. Students must attend 70% of the class(es) to receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle