Course Number: CAS 109
Transcript Title: Beginning PowerPoint
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F, P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Approved delivery mode:
Introduces the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint, producing multimedia slideshows for presentations to be delivered on a projection system, personal computer, or automated to run independently on a kiosk. Explores informational, educational, business, and personal presentations. Includes animations, transitions, and designs. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create personal and/or business on-screen presentations following current professional and/or industry standards.
- Use critical thinking skills to independently design and create on-screen presentations.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
A Pass/No Pass grade will be issued based upon:
- Completion of all assigned units.
- Completion of a final presentation slideshow.
- May include objective tests.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, Issues
- Presentation vocabulary
- Audience considerations
- Create multiple slide presentations, re-arrange and manipulate multiple slides.
- Views such as normal, slide master, outline, slide sorter, and slide show.
- Layouts and placeholders.
- Design issues and best practices.
- Bullets and fonts.
- Animations and transitions.
- Assess the presentation for accuracy, readability, appearance, and consistency.
- Insert and manipulate clip art, other pictures and sounds.
- Spell check and proofreading.
- Handouts and notes.
- Audience identification and feedback.
- Other related topics.