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Work Smarter with Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft via Coursera


This course is intended for learners with some experience using Microsoft Windows, who are seeking to build presentation skills with Microsoft PowerPoint. To be successful in this course you should have an understanding of the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Experience with printing and using a web browser are an asset, but not required.

Knowing how to use Microsoft Office products is essential in any professional setting. Whether you want to expand your expertise to apply for a new role, start your own business, or simply develop a new personal skill this course is for you.

This course is intended to help you get up to speed on many of the different features found in PowerPoint and to become familiar with its more advanced selection of features. You will learn how to create, save, and present a basic presentation; apply the basics of formatting; and add multimedia to a presentation. If you are familiar with PowerPoint’s basic features you can take your skills to the next level. If you are a beginner you will get the opportunity to develop your presentation skills using PowerPoint.

By the end of this course, you should be comfortable with customizing the PowerPoint user interface, customizing design templates, implementing media and custom animations in a presentation, using collaboration tools, customizing slide shows in a number of different ways, as well as securing and distributing a presentation.

This course will help you prepare for Exam MO-300: Microsoft PowerPoint (PowerPoint and PowerPoint 2019). You will be able to demonstrate the ability to create and manage presentations, insert and format shapes and slides, create slide content, apply transitions and animations, and manage multiple presentations. You will be able to apply the principal features of PowerPoint and complete tasks independently.


  • Getting started with PowerPoint
    • In this module, you’ll get started with Microsoft PowerPoint by learning how to navigate the PowerPoint environment, creating and saving a PowerPoint presentation, using help, and selecting a presentation type. During the module, you will build a presentation and edit text.
  • Developing a presentation
    • In this module, you’ll begin formatting with Microsoft PowerPoint. You’ll edit and format characters, paragraphs, objects, and text boxes. You’ll add graphics and SmartArt to a presentation and apply animation and grouping to objects.
  • Enhancing the appearance of a presentation
    • In this module, you’ll enhance the appearance of a presentation using tables, charts, audio, and video. You’ll also use animations and transitions.
  • Preparing to deliver a presentation
    • This module focuses on the delivery of a presentation. Here you’ll review a presentation, apply slide transitions, print, and deliver a presentation. You’ll add comments, create, and manage sections, annotate, and set up a slide show. Finally, you’ll use hyperlinks and action buttons and record a presentation.
  • Honours: Hands-on practice using Microsoft PowerPoint
    • In this module, you'll have the opportunity to complete an optional honors assignment for special recognition. You are not required to complete this assignment to get a Course Certificate but if you complete all honors assignments in the course, your Course Certificate will include a special Honor’s Recognition.

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