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Microsoft PowerPoint: sub-module 7 of 15 of learning online: computer skills category

This module will teach you how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create and design slide presentations. The links on this page will open in a new tab/window.



  • Use a template to design your slides.Rather than starting from scratch, you can use a presentation template. You can find them in PowerPoint or on
  • Add notes to your presentation. You can add presenter notes in the Notes panel below the slide. When you present, only you will be able to see these notes.
  • Add interest to your slides with images, animation, and audio.You can create movie-like presentations in PowerPoint by adding images, animations, music, and narration using tools from the Ribbon.
  • Reuse a slide from another presentation.If you have a slide in another presentation that you want to use in your current presentation, you can import that slide rather than recreate it.
  • Use Slide Sorter view to reorder slides.Slide Sorter view will display thumbnails of each slide, which you can drag and drop into the order you want.

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Getting Started: PowerPoint

LinkedIn Learning Video Tutorials

Check out some of the online tutorials available on LinkedIn Learning - open in a new tab for essential training in Microsoft PowerPoint. Check to see if you have access through your college or your public library.

PowerPoint Guides

PowerPoint Guides