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Designing Presentation Slides


Department of Information and Communications Technology
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

Course Overview

All professionals have a responsibility to prepare and present information and ideas. Whether online or face to face, it is essential that presentation slides are well designed to deliver a clear message to the audience. This course will introduce the fundamental concepts and the mechanics in designing slides and avoid repeating general mistakes that make a presentation less effective.

What You Will Learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge in the mechanics of designing presentation slides
  • create a presentation that shows an understanding of the key concepts of designing slides

Course Content

Week 1: Preparing Visual Presentation

9 Videos | 1 Activity

9 Videos

  • Welcome to the course!
  • The Evolution of Visual Aids
  • Visual Communication Strategies
  • The Slides’ Function
  • Know Your Audience
  • Start from Scratch
  • Storyboard
  • Storyboarding Process
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 2: Preparing Data, Diagrams, and Designing Slides

7 Videos | 1 Activity

7 Videos

  • Types of Abstract Concepts
  • Realistic Concepts
  • Five Principles in Presenting Data
  • Arrangement
  • Movement
  • Visual Elements
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 3: Understanding Visual Elements and Templates

7 Videos | 1 Activity

7 Videos

  • Background
  • Color
  • Text
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Designing Template
  • Key Takeaways

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment
  1. Course Number

    DICT-DLS005
  2. Classes Start

    TBA
  3. Estimated Effort

    2 hrs./week (6 hours)
  4. Price

    Free