All About PowerPoint

As of July 17th, registration is full for these workshops. If you submit a registration, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a space becomes available.

Monday – Thursday, September 16-19, 2019
10:00 AM – Noon
Smith College Dewey Hall Common
These 2-day workshops are open to 5CLIR members only, to assist seminar participants with making successful presentations. The workshops are designed for Powerpoint novices as well as those who have some experience making presentations, and will cover principles of good slide design in addition to basic technical skills. The first workshop is a prerequisite for the second workshop.
All participants must bring their own laptop.
Registration is limited to the first 18 who sign up, and will be confirmed by an enrollment email from the office.

I. Basic PowerPoint

September 16-17, 10:00- Noon
This class will be at a beginner’s level and will focus on the skills needed to produce an effective basic slide show.  There will also be time for you to begin a presentation for a fall seminar or for some creative “playing”. Experienced PowerPoint users will be available for assistance.  We will be using the online version of PowerPoint, so having MS Office installed is not strictly necessary, though useful.

II. Enhanced PowerPoint 

September 18-19, 10:00-Noon
This class will assume knowledge of the basics and will help you made use of some of PowerPoint’s more advanced features such as inserting videos, making transitions from slide to slide and using animation to make your slides more interesting and effective. Again, there will be time for working on a fall seminar presentation and for experimentation, with experienced people available for assistance. (Some topics we will cover are not available on the online version of PowerPoint).