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COMP 2384 - Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

Course Details

This intense course is targeted for students who have already completed any MS Office course and who already know how to use the Ribbon interface, with the contextual tabs and Quick Access Toolbar. This hands-on, instructor lead course provides a short review of the Ribbon interface, using lectures, lab exercises and home work assignments to provide practical skills. Topics include: working with templates, creating slides, inserting objects, tables, charts and diagrams, adding transitions and animations as well as adding special effects. Using Masters will be included. Students progress from a beginner to an intermediate level in only 2 lessons and master techniques and shortcuts needed to create, format and manage many types of PowerPoint presentations. By the end of this course successful participants will be able to create custom slide shows, collaborate, package and deliver a PowerPoint presentation. COMP 2384 will be offered once a year in the spring term.


COMP 2369 or COMP 2364





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 58556

Sat Jun 12 - Sat Jun 26 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 12 - Jun 26 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Course is 12 hours synchronous remote classes. This is now a 2 week course for 6 hours per week rather than a 4 week course for 3 hours per week. This course will move quickly in order to cover all of the material, it is important that the student is prepared. Please understand that it is the student’s responsibility to be prepared; to have the prerequisites, hardware and technology required to login and participate. Students must provide their own PC or laptop with Windows 10 and MS Office 2019 in order to participate in this course successfully. Please sign in to the Learning Hub ( on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. No class on June 19.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explore the PowerPoint interface and familiarize yourself with the interface.
  • Create a presentation.
  • Format text on slides.
  • Add graphical objects to a presentation.
  • Modify graphical objects on slides.
  • Work with tables in a presentation.
  • Import charts to a presentation.
  • Prepare to deliver a presentation.
  • Customize the PowerPoint environment.
  • Customize a design template.
  • Add SmartArt graphics to a presentation.
  • Add special effects to a presentation.
  • Customize a slide show.
  • Collaborate on a presentation.
  • Secure and distribute a presentation.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

COMP 2384 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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