We’ve listed below our favorite Microsoft PowerPoint resources to help you find what you need, including content from:
- Microsoft 365 Help & learning, quickstarts, cheat sheets and infographics
- TechSoup self-paced learning courses (low cost)
- YouTube training content (free)
- GCF Global tutorials (free)
Our favorite PowerPoint timesavers include creating slides and layouts using tables, texts, working with pictures, graphics, animations, video and audio – and you can find training on all these elements below.
Microsoft content includes:
- Getting started: 6 free lessons to teach you how to design, share, collaborate and present using PowerPoint.
- Collaborating: 9 free lessons to show you how to save and share, work together and track changes.
- Designing: 23 free lessons with content covering templates, backgrounds and themes, headers and footers and watermarks.
- Animations: 21 free lessons on animations and transitions; including the use of audio and video.
- Pictures and charts: 18 free lessons to teach you how to add charts, pictures and tables to enhance your presentations.
- Presenting: 10 free lessons to prepare your presentation and print it.
- Slides and text: 14 free lessons to work with slides and text in your presentations.
Other interesting content:
- PowerPoint course: A low cost 3-part course for you to learn how to create powerful and compelling presentations.
- Simon Sez IT: 4 hours of free training covering everything you need to know including templates, tips and best practices, slide layouts including themes and backgrounds, background images and overlays.
- Teacher’s Tech playlist: 9 free videos that demystify PowerPoint; from a basic introduction to working with slide master, converting Microsoft Word to a PowerPoint in seconds to adding background music to your presentation.
- GCF Global PowerPoint tutorials: 16 free videos including information on working with PowerPoint, slide basics, inserting pictures, audio and formatting.
Know of any other useful content we should include? Let us know here.