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


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

January - March 2017                                                    

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.

July - September 2017

Registration is now open for all University of Auckland and UniServices staff.

Registration for all others opens in early June 2017. Please contact us from this date to request registration. Please note registrations will be processed on a first come first served basis.

Friday 25 August 2017, 9am-12pm 
Room 305, Level 3, Building 620, 49 Symonds Street, City Campus