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CIS1240: Presentation Graphics - Windows Based


Why Study PowerPoint?

Conceptualize to Organize!

A slide show helps you plan

A slide show helps your audience understand

Speaking without graphics may make you a bore

Learning PowerPoint is more fun than chore!




  • Enhance your presentation with graphic elements
  • Use tables, charts, and diagrams
  • Customize a presentation for web viewing
  • Understand design techniques


Selection of charts

In this class you will learn the how to use PowerPoint effectively to deliver interesting presentations. In addition to learning how to create and format a slide show, you will learn to: enhance your presentation with graphic elements; use tables, charts, and diagrams; customize a presentation for web viewing and understand design techniques that will prepare you to study more advanced graphic applications.



PowerPoint 2010


Due to major design changes in Microsoft Office 2010, you should not attempt the course using PowerPoint versions that preceded Microsoft Office 2010.



Course Requirements

  • Textbook assignments
  • Original PowerPoint presentation
  • Exams
    • Midterm
    • Final exam


In addition to textbook assignments, you will develop an original presentation that I will post online for student feedback. The first posting of the presentation correlates with the midterm. The midterm and final exams are online and each consists of 50 True-False or Multiple Choice questions.





  • CIS 1150 or CIS 1110 or CIS 1130 or consent of instructor
  • More information in syllabus


Recommended prerequisites are CIS 1150 or CIS 1110 or  CIS 1130. Unless you know how to create folders and have good keyboarding and mouse skills, do not attempt this class. To see the syllabus for this course, go to the COD Online webpage and select a term under "Classes by Term and Course Information ." The syllabus outlines course expectations as well as course policies so you can make an informed decision about course enrollment.



More Online Information on Web

  • Succeeding in Internet Courses
  • Self Assessment Survey
  • Frequently Asked Questions


If you have never before enrolled in an online course, visit the COD web site, Succeeding in Internet Courses, to determine if this method of study works for you. The Frequently Asked Questions will address your hardware and software. n


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