In this course you will use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 – Office for Mac to create your presentations. You will learn how to use some of the vast array of features and functionality contained within Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. You will gain the ability to organise your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver dynamic multimedia presentations.

Target Audience

This course is designed for end users who are interested in learning the fundamentals and some of the more advanced features needed to create and modify engaging presentations by using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 – Office for Mac.


  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through files and folders
  • Work with windows - minimise, maximise, open and close

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation
  • Perform advanced text editing operations
  • Add graphical elements to your presentation
  • Modify objects in your presentation
  • Add tables and charts to your presentation
  • Add video and sound to your presentation
  • Prepare to deliver your presentation

Course Outline

Module 1: PowerPoint Environment

  • PowerPoint and the PowerPoint Environment
  • Contextual Tabs and Ribbons
  • Navigate and Select
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Open, Save and Close Presentations
  • PowerPoint Slide Views

Module 2: Building Presentations

  • Slide Layouts
  • Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Convert Bullets to SmartArt Graphic
  • Slide Sections
  • Inserting Shapes and Text Boxes
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Reuse Slides

Module 3: Master Slides

  • Set up a Slide Master
  • Customise Slide Layouts
  • Modify the Notes and Handouts Master

Module 4: Formatting a PowerPoint Presentation

  • Text Formatting
  • Format Painter
  • Slide, Template and PowerPoint Designs
  • Saving a Design Theme

Module 5: Charts and Tables

  • Creating and Modifying a Chart
  • Creating and Modifying a Table

Module 6: Media Content

  • Inserting Videos
  • Inserting Audio

Module 7: Transitions and Animations

  • Applying Transition Effects
  • Applying Animation Effects
  • Animation Pane

Module 8: Setting up a Slide Show

  • Custom Slide Shows
  • Presenter View
  • Annotate a Presentation
  • Rehearse Timings
  • Add Hyperlinks and Action Buttons
  • Slide Show Options

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