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Students who attend our popular Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio classes tell us that their eLearning content often begins in Microsoft PowerPoint. And why not? Just about everyone has PowerPoint installed on their computer. However, PowerPoint isn’t an eLearning development tool. It cannot create software simulations, videos, quizzes, integrate with Learning Management Systems, or provide high-end learner interactivity.
If you’ve created or inherited a PowerPoint presentation, how can you ensure that it will be an effective addition to your corporate eLearning and training initiatives? How can you create a presentation that will integrate with your eLearning tool and ensure you haven't added a PowerPoint feature that could prove problematic when leveraged with your eLearning tools?
Our Optimizing PowerPoint Design class, led by a professional eLearning and graphic designer, is fully interactive and hands-on. Utilizing real-world structured exercises, this class coaches you through fundamental eLearning and design concepts and best practices to assure effective use of PowerPoint as a design tool.
Benefits Gained from Experience
After completing IconLogic's Optimizing PowerPoint Design for eLearning and Presentations course, you will have gained practical, hands-on experience using PowerPoint for instructional design, presentations, and as a tool for designing graphics.
The knowledge obtained from this interactive experience will benefit anyone who needs to create eLearning, presentations, graphics, or corporate branding using Microsoft PowerPoint as a starting point.
Where is this class held?
This is a live, online class led by a field expert; and just like an in-person class, it is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and onsite class? No travel! You can participate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Where applicable, students are able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.
Training Options: Public or Private? Live Online or Onsite?
Regardless of your chosen training environment, IconLogic has mastered the art of conducting an engaging, collaborative and informative learning experience. Throughout each course, whether attending from home or office, as an individual or as part of a group, you’ll actively communicate with your instructor and fellow participants as you work in real time to complete activities within PowerPoint.
To learn PowerPoint design live, in our online virtual classroom, simply register online above. Additional preparatory class information will be emailed following your enrollment.
To set up private or customized PowerPoint Design courses for your team, please email us to discuss your training needs or call 888.812.4827. Your custom training solution can be delivered privately either onsite at your facility or in our online virtual classroom.
Included with Every Optimizing PowerPoint Enrollment
- Training by a seasoned instructor with years of PowerPoint and eLearning production experience
- Data files supporting practical experience during training and beyond
- Detailed course notes for post-course reference
- IconLogic’s weekly newsletter with tips and trips from industry experts
Who should attend?
- Instructional Designers
- eLearning Developers
- PowerPoint Novices
- Intermediate PowerPoint Users
Online Virtual Classroom System Requirements
- PowerPoint 2007 or newer (our instructor will be using PowerPoint 2010)
- A high-speed internet connection
- A headset with a microphone is strongly encouraged (or you can elect to phone in)
- Dual computer monitors (optional) with 1024x768 resolution
Contact us if needed to ensure there is no corporate firewall.
This class will cover:
- The three types of PowerPoint presentations
- Preparing PowerPoint for import into Captivate (or other eLearning software)
- ClipArt & Image Resources
- Linear navigation
- Exploratory branching navigation
- Situational branching navigation
- Basic design principles
- Animation effects
- Flat design
- Under-utilized PowerPoint design tools
What you’ll be using your PowerPoint decks for will ultimately define how you’ll design them. We’ll talk about the different types of presentations and the best way to approach their design. This class will focus on PowerPoint design for eLearning.
We’ll briefly discuss what (animations, actions, hyperlinks, etc) will and won’t work for importing your slides into eLearning development software.
Microsoft has done away with ClipArt and their free Image Gallery but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of other great resources for images and vector graphics.
You may be surprised to learn just how robust PowerPoint can be as a design tool. You’ll get a great overview of some underappreciated design tools hiding within PowerPoint to help you get up and running fast without any other software.
About Your Instructor
AJ Walther is IconLogic's Lead eLearning Graphic Designer and Technical Communicator. She is the author of both "PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials" and "PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." AJ created her own interdisciplinary studies major, focusing on writing and art. Her combined expertise in PowerPoint, graphic design, and writing allows her to bring a unique skillset to the eLearning community.