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PowerPoint Training Course (Introduction) | Online or In-person

Microsoft PowerPoint Training (1 Day Introduction Course for Beginners) | Online in Virtual Classroom Format or in Toronto

By Avantix Learning Inc.

When and where

Date and time

April 3, 2017 · 9am - July 10 · 4pm EDT


Avantix Learning | Online Virtual Classroom or Toronto Classroom 250 Yonge Street Suite 2700 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Canada

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

Microsoft® PowerPoint® Introduction Course (Instructor-led)

Course Dates:  May 1, 2023 (Virtual classroom or In-person) | June 5, 2023 (Virtual classroom or In-person) |  Check for more dates >

Duration: 1 day - 9 am - 4 pm (ET)

PowerPoint Versions:  2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 2021 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): In-person (live classroom) training or virtual classroom training

Course Fee: $275 CDN per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $295 CDN per person + HST (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $345 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom courses)*

Virtual Classroom: Virtual classroom courses are led by a live instructor and run from 9 am to 4 pm (Eastern Time) with a 15 minute break in the morning and in the afternoon and a 1 hour break for lunch.

In-person (Live Classroom) Course Location: Our live classroom courses are offered in downtown Toronto at the Toronto Eaton Centre or at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some Avantix Learning courses may be held at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Location will be confirmed when you register.

Learning Path: Level 1 (Beginner)

Next Course in Series: Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced

Custom training: Available on request. Contact us to arrange a date.

This instructor-led beginners course is designed for students who are new to PowerPoint and want to create professional-looking presentations. Students will learn to use different PowerPoint views to create presentations using various themes, slide layouts and formatting strategies. Graphics and photos will be imported and manipulated to add interest. Students will also add drawing objects and charts to slides and will apply animations and transitions. Preparing and previewing a presentation will be included as well as running a slide show. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Key takeaways include a full course manual, Quick Reference Guide including keyboard shortcuts as well as sample and exercise files.

Course topics

Working in the Microsoft PowerPoint Environment

  • Using the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Working with the different views in PowerPoint including Normal, Slide Sorter and Slide Show
  • Using different slide layouts
  • Entering in the outline
  • Navigating in a presentation
  • Selecting text and moving quickly through a presentation
  • Zooming in and zooming out quickly and easily

Creating and Editing a Presentation

  • Creating a new PowerPoint presentation using a theme
  • Making changes in the different views
  • Saving a PowerPoint presentation

Formatting a Presentation

  • Applying different themes to quickly change formatting
  • Applying different character formatting to specific text
  • Making global changes to font, size and bullets by editing the slider master or layouts

Working with Images

  • Inserting pictures on slides or masters
  • Resizing a picture using different strategies
  • Applying formatting to pictures
  • Tips and tricks for working with pictures

Drawing and Formatting Shapes

  • Inserting shapes such as rectangles, ovals and pre-defined shapes
  • Resizing a shape using different strategies
  • Applying fills and outlines to shapes
  • Using tricks to quickly format and copy shapes

Inserting Simple Charts

  • Adding a simple bar or column chart to a presentation
  • Formatting a chart
  • Changing the data source for a chart

Applying Animations and Transitions

  • Applying entrance animations to images and text
  • Adding transition effects between slides in a slide show

Running a Slide Show

  • Running a slide show that includes animations and transitions
  • Using various keyboard shortcuts to navigate in a slide show
  • Exiting a slide show


Who will benefit

This course has been designed for beginners who are just getting started with PowerPoint. No prior experience with PowerPoint is required.

Can I bring my own device?

Absolutely! If you choose to bring your own device to a live classroom course, you will receive a reduced rate. Be sure to bring a power cord and a mouse is helpful.

What's included

Included in this course:

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Related training

Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft PowerPoint: Design for Non-Designers

Microsoft PowerPoint: Animations Bootcamp (Inbtermediate / Advanced Animation Techniques)

Microsoft Word: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Project: Introduction

Microsoft Access: Introduction


More resources

How to Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint >

How to Highlight Text in PowerPoint [5 Ways] >

How to Turn Off Snap to Grid in PowerPoint [3 Ways] >

How to Print PowerPoint Speaker Notes (With or Without Slide Thumbnails) >

How to Change PowerPoint Slide Size from Standard to Widescreen and Vice Versa >

How to Compress PowerPoint File Size (10 Ways to Reduce the Size of PowerPoint Presentations) >

About Avantix Learning courses

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom  courses and virtual classroom courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 10 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio.

Live classroom courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some courses may also be offered at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Our top-notch instructors have years of experience in the business world and students are encouraged to ask questions during our courses. Avantix Learning senior instructors have 15 or more years of experience. A complete profile of the instructor leading a specific course is available on request.


Have a question? Email us at info@avantixlearning.ca.

You can also find information about all of our courses on our web site at www.avantixlearning.ca.


We understand that your plans may change. Check out our refund policy for information regarding refunds and transfers.

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About the organizer

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom courses in downtown Toronto or online in virtual classroom format. We specialize in small classes with top-notch instructors. Public courses are offered in our virtual classroom or at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada or at alternate downtown Toronto locations. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information about any of our courses.

From CA$310.75