Course Description

Microsoft PowerPoint allows the information worker to create and manage presentations.

Students will learn how to: add and edit text; create templates; add and modify slides layouts and themes; add and modify WordArt, graphics, shapes or illustrations, SmartArt, tables and charts; create and modify slide masters; add, remove and create custom animations; use slideshow features; create a presentation from an outline; import slides; insert hyperlinks, media clips and sounds; view and manage markups and comments; add signatures and security; remove hidden data; create self-running presentations and publish to a web server.

Course Details

Instructional Delivery

  • Face-to-face in a lab


  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2866).

Course Content

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a presentation
  • Format a presentation using slide masters
  • Customize presentation options and views
  • Configure and present slideshows
  • Insert and formats slides, shapes, text, tables, charts, SmartArt, images, and media
  • Apply transitions between slides
  • Animate slide content
  • Set timing for transitions and animations
  • Merge content from multiple presentations
  • Track changes and resolve differences
  • Print, save, protect and share presentations


Required Tools

  • Online and in class students need access to PowerPoint 2016 outside lab/class time to work on assignments, projects, or other course work. This software may be downloaded from Microsoft



It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.


  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.


  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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8:30AM to 4:30PM
May 16, 2019 to May 23, 2019
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $525.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Certification Guide
Edition: 2016
Publisher: CCI Learning
ISBN: 978-1-55332-475-1

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with course materials before your first class.

Assignments and group work will be required throughout the course duration and a final assignment may be due after the course has ended.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L one week prior to the course start date. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. Unless otherwise stated, notice of a withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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