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PowerPoint for eLearning 101: An Overview of Using PowerPoint to Improve eLearning Design

PowerPoint for eLearning 101: An Overview of Using PowerPoint to Improve eLearning Design

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Microsoft PowerPoint for eLearning 101: An Overview of Using PowerPoint to Improve eLearning Design (and fast!)

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 eLearning PowerPoint presentation, how can you ensure that it will be an effective addition to your corporate eLearning and training initiatives? After you've locked down your content, it's all about the design. Our PowerPoint for eLearning 101: An Overview of Using PowerPoint to Improve eLearning 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 PowerPoint for eLearning: You’re Doing it Wrong course, you will have gained practical, hands-on experience using PowerPoint for eLearning design.

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 PowerPoint for eLearning: You’re Doing it Wrong Enrollment

  • Training by a seasoned instructor with years of PowerPoint and eLearning production experience
  • Data files and assets supporting practical experience during training and beyond
  • IconLogic’s weekly newsletter with tips and trips from industry experts

Who should attend?

  • Instructional Designers
  • Presenters
  • eLearning Developers
  • PowerPoint Novices
  • Intermediate PowerPoint Users

Online Virtual Classroom System Requirements

  • PowerPoint 2013 or newer (our instructor will be using the latest PowerPoint 365)
  • 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 was formerly titled Optimizing PowerPoint Design for eLearning & Presentations

This hands-on class will cover:

  • Planning for eLearning
    • The three types of PowerPoint presentations

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.

    • Choosing eLearning Software

We’ll briefly discuss the best options for eLearning development when starting with a PowerPoint deck. 

    • Choosing slide sizes 

We'll go over some common slide sizes and will learn how to resize slides in PowerPoint before you begin designing.

  • Creating a Design Structure
    • Layouts

You'll see examples of different layouts typed commonly used for eLearning

    • Navigation

You'll learn three different method of eLearning navigation and what you'll need to design in PowerPoint for each.

    • Content

We'll explore ways to transform content for eLearning design. 

    • Interactions

We'll briefly discuss the best time to introduce interactions to eLearning

  • Applying a Consistent Design
    • Style

We'll discuss choosing a style and practice consistency.

    • Colors & Branding

You'll learn how to quickly create a corporate color palette, some branding tips, and we'll discuss some color science. 

    • Fonts

You'll learn best practices for eLearning fonts.

  • Working with Imagery
    • Photos

After we get familiar with different types of images and how they can be edited in PowerPoint, we'll discuss some tips and tools for using photos.

    • Vector Graphics

You'll get a preview of the extent to which certain types of vector graphics can be edited in PowerPoint. 


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.

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I think this class [Optimizing PowerPoint Design for eLearning & Presentations] was great. It was led well, kept my attention, and was packed full of information.
Jessica Ward