PowerPoint – INFT 102

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An introduction to the basics of Microsoft® PowerPoint which includes creating and editing presentations, slide design, layout, transitions and animation. Topics including tables, pictures, Word Art and charts will be included in the course.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

This course is designed to offer the student a hands-on introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint concepts and applications. The course will assist in fulfilling institutional aims through integrating university level computer competencies.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an effective presentation using PowerPoint.
  2. Create transitions and animation in PowerPoint.
  3. Communicate ideas and concepts with PowerPoint.
  4. Create a template for a presentation.
  5. Edit a presentation for content.
  6. Use SmartArt to communicate a concept.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forum

The discussion board is a collaborative learning experience. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt. The thread must be 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100 words.

Training Assignments

The student will complete the training assignments in SAM. The training assignments are online simulations which allow the student to learn skills in PowerPoint. The training includes learning aids which explain how to perform the skills. The student will complete the questions in the assignments by showing the skill in SAM. The student will have unlimited attempts when completing the training assignments.

Grader Assignments

The student will download a starter file from SAM for each grader assignment. Once the student has completed the assignment on his/her computer, he/she will upload the file into SAM. The assignment will be automatically graded upon submission to SAM. The student will be allowed 3 attempts to upload the assignment to improve the score.

Capstone Project

The student will download a starter file from SAM for the assignment. Once the student has completed the assignment on his/her computer, he/she will upload the file into SAM. The assignment will be automatically graded upon submission to SAM. The student will be allowed 3 attempts to upload the assignment to improve the score.

Quizzes

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, and will contain simulation questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. The student will be allowed 3 attempts per question and 1 attempt per quiz.

Final Project

The student will select a topic and develop a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating the skills and techniques learned throughout the course.

Final Exam

The final exam is cumulative and will cover Reading & Study for the entire course. The exam will be open-book/open-notes, and will contain simulation questions, and have a 2-hour time limit. The student will be allowed 3 attempts per question.