UEN No.: 198802365N


ICDL – Perform Presentation Functions (PowerPoint 2016) EC

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17 HRS

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01 Jan 2019 To
31 Dec 2022

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This course enables learners to demonstrate competence in using presentation tools on a computer, focusing on creating, formatting, modifying, and preparing presentations using different slide layouts for display and printed distribution.

  • Work with presentations and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options such as the Help function within the application to enhance productivity
  • Understand different presentation views and when to use them, choose different slide layouts and designs
  • Enter, edit and format text in presentations. Recognise good practice in applying unique titles to slides
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Insert and edit pictures, images and drawn objects
  • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations and check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations
1. Using The Application
Working With Presentations
  • Open, close a presentation application. Open, close presentations.
  • Create a new presentation based on default template.
  • Save a presentation to a location on a drive. Save a presentation under another name.
  • Save a presentation as another file type: Rich Text Format, template, show, image file format, version number.
  • Switch between open presentations.
Enhancing Productivity
  • Set user preferences in the application: user name, default folder to open and save files.
  • Use available Help functions.
  • Use magnification/zoom tools.
  • Display, hide built-in toolbars. Restore, minimize the ribbon.
2. Developing A Presentation
Presentation Views
  • Understand the uses of different presentation view modes: normal view, slide sorter view, outline view, slide show view.
  • Recognize good practice in adding slide titles: use a different title for each slide to distinguish it in outline view, when navigating in slide show view.
  • Change between presentation view modes: normal view, slide sorter view, slide show view.
  • Choose a different built-in slide layout for a slide.
  • Apply an available design template to a presentation.
  • Change background colour on specific slide(s), all slides.
  • Add a new slide with a specific slide layout like: title slide, chart and text, bulleted list, table/spreadsheet.
  • Copy, move slides within the presentation, between open presentations.
  • Delete slide(s).
Master Slide
  • Insert a graphical object (picture, image, drawn object) into a master slide. Remove a graphical object from a master slide.
  • Enter text into footer of specific slides, all slides in a presentation.
  • Apply automatic slide numbering, automatically updated date, non-updating date into footer of specific slides, all slides in a presentation.
3. Text
Handling Text
  • Recognize good practice in creating slide content: use short concise phrases, bullet points, numbered lists.
  • Enter text into a placeholder in standard, outline view.
  • Edit text in a presentation.
  • Copy, move text within, between presentations.
  • Delete text.
  • Use the undo, redo command.
  • Change text formatting: font sizes, font types.
  • Apply text formatting: bold, italic, underline, shadow.
  • Apply different colours to text.
  • Apply case changes to text.
  • Align text: left, centre, right in a text frame.
  • Indent bulleted text. Remove indent from bulleted text.
  • Adjust line spacing before and after bulleted, numbered lists.
  • Switch between the different standard bullet, number styles in a list.
  • Enter, edit text in a table slide.
  • Select rows, columns, entire table.
  • Insert, delete rows and columns.
  • Modify column width, row height.
4. Charts
Using Charts
  • Input data to create built-in charts in a presentation: column, bar, line, pie.
  • Select a chart.
  • Change the chart type.
  • Add, remove, edit a chart title.
  • Add data labels to a chart: values/numbers, percentages.
  • Change the background colour of a chart.
  • Change the column, bar, line, pie slice colours in a chart.
Organization Charts
  • Create an organization chart with a labelled hierarchy by using a built-in organization chart feature.
  • Change the hierarchical structure of an organization chart.
  • Add, remove co-workers, subordinates in an organization chart.
5. Graphical Objects
Insert, Manipulate
  • Insert a graphical object (picture, image, drawn object) into a slide.
  • Select a graphical object.
  • Copy, move graphical objects, charts within the presentation, between open presentations.
  • Resize, delete graphical objects, charts in a presentation.
  • Rotate, flip a graphical object.
  • Align a graphical object relative to a slide: left, centre, right, top, bottom.
  • Add different types of drawn object to a slide: line, arrow, block arrow, rectangle, square, oval, circle, text box.
  • Enter text into a text box, block arrow, rectangle, square, oval, circle.
  • Change drawn object background colour, line colour, line weight, line style.
  • Change arrow start style, arrow finish style.
  • Apply a shadow to a drawn object.
  • Group, ungroup drawn objects in a slide.
  • Bring a drawn object one level forward, one level backward, to the front, to the back of other drawn objects.
6. Prepare Outputs
  • Add, remove transition effects between slides.
  • Add, remove preset animation effects for different slide elements.
  • Add presenter notes to slides.
  • Select appropriate output format for slide presentation like: overhead, handout, on-screen show.
  • Hide, show slides.
Check And Deliver
  • Spell check a presentation and make changes like: correcting spelling errors, deleting repeated words.
  • Change slide setup, slide orientation to portrait, landscape. Change paper size.
  • Print entire presentation, specific slides, handouts, notes pages, outline view of slides, number of copies of a presentation.
  • Start a slide show from first slide, from current slide.
  • Navigate to next slide, previous slide, specified slide during a slide show.

Individuals with little or no knowledge of presentation applications, aiming to enhance their ability to produce impactful presentations.

  • Operate a Personal Computer, use keyboard and mouse
  • Read, write, speak and understand English (Work Place Literacy Level 4 – lower secondary level)
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Non-SME: 50% of course fee
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Normal: 50% of course fee


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