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


  • 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


  • 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 Program(s)

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Oct 04, 2022 to Oct 18, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $575.00
Reading List / Textbook

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

Please note: ICT textbooks are not available through the University of Calgary bookstore.

Section Notes

You will require access to a computer with the required software: Microsoft PowerPoint

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

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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