Microsoft PowerPoint: Foundation of Slideshow Presentations
Duration 1 day
Team Professional Development

Microsoft PowerPoint: Foundation of Slideshow Presentations

Everyone knows how to create a PowerPoint presentation, right?  Well erm, you may have used PowerPoint before, but have you used it effectively - probably not!?

In this course, you will learn how to produce slideshow presentations that have visually compelling designs, standardised structure, and consistent formatting.  This will mean that it's far easier to add content without everything going "out of line" (Sound familiar?) - but remember, don't overload your presentations, less is more!

By utilising these design principles you will then be able to build on these techniques to use the more advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint to produce amazing slideshow presentations. 

The recommended follow-on course to this is Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Multimedia Enhancements.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Create a new presentation and insert text onto a slide and apply basic formatting

  • Work with the slide layout placeholders to ensure consistency throughout your presentation

  • Insert and edit images

  • Create and work with tables and charts

  • View and modify slide masters and themes including downloading the University standard PowerPoint template to control Headers and Footers, positioning, background, and fonts for all slides

  • Use printing features to produce slides, speaker notes, and handouts, etc


This course assumes some knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint.

To participate in this session you will need to have the latest version of Microsoft Office installed on your device before the session starts. If you are unsure if you have the latest version please see the Install Office Updates web page.  This session will focus on the Windows version of Microsoft Office.

If you require support please see the IT Service Desk web page for more help as technical support cannot be offered by the course leader.


Course Leader input, demonstrations, and hands-on practical sessions.

You are required to attend the whole of the course, this is not a "drop in" session.


LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course23 September 202423 September 20249:30am - 4:30pm18