PowerPoint Introduction

Learn the basics of this valuable communication tool.

PowerPoint is a powerful communication tool. Whether you use presentations as a means of communicating with staff, or as a teaching aid, PowerPoint has all the tools you will need to put together a professional presentation quickly and easily.

Key content

  • Apply a Design theme including a colour scheme
  • Create and edit a Slide Master
  • Work with the Drawing tools and apply fill, colours, patterns and gradients
  • Insert and format Pictures, Shapes, WordArt and ClipArt
  • Work with bullet points
  • Work with slide backgrounds


  • Create a PowerPoint presentation
  • Use and customise Design themes
  • Incorporate graphics into your presentation
  • Run your presentation as a slide show

Suitable for

New and existing users


Jose Entrican

Evolve Capabilities

Scholarship / Professional Development

Leadership Framework Dimension

Enabling people


PC and Mac computers are available on a first come, first served basis. PowerPoint 2013 is used. Also suitable for 2010 users.


Free for University of Auckland and UniServices staff
Free for postgraduate students
$125+GST for others

Dates, times and venues for 2017

Session dates for July onwards will be posted here in early June.

January - March 2017                                                    

Registration is now open for the following session:

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1-4pm
Room 305, Level 3, Building 620, 49 Symonds Street, City Campus

April - June 2017

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this period.

To enrol (University of Auckland Staff Only)

You can enrol through Career Tools.

  1. Visit Career Tools.
  2. Enter the course title e.g. Word Intermediate in the search box in the top right hand corner.  
  3. Click on the title of the course you would like to attend from the list.
  4. Find the session you would like to attend in the list at the bottom and click on Request to register.

If you do not have access to Career Tools, please contact the Staff Service Centre at 86000 or email Staff Service Centre

If you can no longer attend this session, please withdraw immediately using Career Tools by clicking Withdraw under My Actions against the respective session or go to Learn > View Your Training Record and select Withdraw from the drop-down menu to the right of the respective session. No shows and late cancellations may incur a fee. Please see our Cancellation Policy for details.

To enrol (all others)

Please refer to the enrolment instructions on the How to enrol page.