Transform Your Instruction with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

Transform Your Instruction with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

PowerPoint is a useful presentation tool for communicating information visually to engage an audience. It is probably something you have used to interact with your students during a lesson, or maybe you have used it as a presentation aid during a meeting with your colleagues. Regardless of the many ways you may have used this software, creating a useful PowerPoint requires understanding the various features within this powerful software so an audience can easily follow what you are presenting.   

While creating a presentation, it is essential to remember how much information is appropriate to include on each slide. It is also a good idea to know how to use presentation notes for your talking points to keep your audience focused during your presentation. Learning and navigating the many short-cuts and tools will allow you to create your presentations quickly so you can move onto other important tasks. With all the functions and resources available in PowerPoint, it can soon become a tool you want to use again and again!

Professional Development Courses at the University of La Verne offers the course Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, designed specifically for busy K-12 educators and administrators who want to learn how to use this program effectively. Designed with the novice in mind, but more experienced users will find value in the tips and techniques demonstrated through the completion of immediately applicable projects. Get ready to create your best presentation yet!


Benefits of the Course Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

By following step-by-step instructions, teachers and administrators will create projects such as creating a motion path with animations to pan and zoom, inserting a picture in text, adding linking options, inserting and customizing SmartArt and WordArt, modifying a slide master, customizing a background and theme, creating action buttons with hyperlinks, adding PowerPoint speaker notes and handouts, and much more.


Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Course Contents

Successful completion of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 will lead to many long-lasting benefits, both professionally and personally. You may also find that it could impact your professional career by allowing you to leverage your new skills towards salary advancement, license renewal, or recertification. All students are encouraged to seek approval from their district or state before enrolling in this course.

All content within this course is self-paced, written in a user-friendly format, and accessible online 24/7 or via PDF format delivered to your email inbox.

Contents include:

  • Plan an effective presentation
  • Identify PowerPoint 2016 screen elements
  • Saving to and navigating OneDrive
  • Enter slide text
  • Apply a design theme
  • Compare presentation views
  • Print a PowerPoint presentation
  • Format text
  • Insert and customize SmartArt
  • Insert and duplicate shapes
  • Align and group objects
  • Insert and style a picture
  • Insert a text box
  • Insert a table
  • Insert and format WordArt
  • Modify a slide master
  • Customize the background and theme
  • Use slideshow commands
  • Set slide transitions and timings
  • Animate objects
  • Adding a picture to text
  • Adding inking options
  • Applying a motion path for pan and zoom effects
  • Adding hyperlinks and action buttons
  • Adding speaker notes
  • Creating handouts

This three-semester credit course, Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, can be applied toward the Integrating Technology into the Classroom Certificate offered by Professional Development Courses at the University of La Verne. Other popular course options for this practical certificate include:

Note, the University of La Verne is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Since requirements may vary, students should check with their school district or state department of education before enrolling in a course.


How to Register

The course Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 is completed online or via an emailed PDF format. All books and materials are mailed to the student regardless of the format selected. Featuring online chat support and quick grading turnaround times, the course is open for registration at any time during a semester. Upon completion, students receive graduate, non-degree semester credit on official transcripts from the University of La Verne, an accredited university in La Verne, California.   

Registration is simple and can be done online or over the phone. Courses are offered on a rolling basis during three standard semesters, and you can begin whenever you are ready! Courses are offered ongoing during three semesters. Students may enroll in up to a maximum of 15-semester credits at any time during each semester.

The registration dates are:

Fall: September 1 – January 31

Spring: February 1 – May 31

Summer: June 1 – August 31

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 is a fun and engaging course that will allow you to utilize a program that has the potential to transform your classroom instruction in ways you may not have ever considered. With user-friendly instructions and projects, you will be creating your next presentation in no time!


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