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Powerpoint for Instructional Designers

The course focuses on PowerPoint features and techniques that are relevant to the development of e-learning.

At the course we will learn how to:

  • Create and modify Powerpoint design templates appropriate for e-learning.
  • Use different techniques for presenting text.

  • Source, insert and accurately position images.

  • Add audio and video.

  • Develop interactions using hyperlink and action buttons.

  • Save the content in different formats.

Who should attend?

The course is specifically designed for anyone using PowerPoint as the foundation for e-learning content.

Course Content


  • PowerPoint presentations v PowerPoint for e-learning.  

  • Explore sample e-learning templates.

Creating templates

  • Design tips.  

  • Slide masters.

  • Add placeholders.  

  • Action buttons for navigation.  

  • Hide background graphics.


  • Text boxes and shapes.  
  • Tables.  

  • Text style.  

  • Techniques for revealing text.

Images and media

  • Images sources and specifications.
  • Modify images.  

  • The PowerPoint drawing tools.  

  • Colour schemes.

  • Alt text.  

  • Name images and objects.  

  • Accurately position images and objects. 

  • Audio and video. 


  • Custom animations.  

  • Hyperlinks.  

  • Action buttons. 


  • PowerPoint shows.  

  • PDFs. 

  • Notes pages. 


Although hard copy manuals and leave-behinds are provided, most of the learning will be 'hands on' using an online Moodle site. It is therefore essential that attendees are familiar with the basic concepts of website administration e.g. uploading files, creating links, etc.

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