PowerPoint Introduction

PowerPoint is a powerful communication tool. Whether you use presentations as a means of communicating with staff, or as a teaching aid, PowerPoint has everything 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 University of Auckland postgraduate students
$125+GST for others


Visit our Registration page to learn about registering, withdrawing and our cancellation policy.

Dates, times and venues for 2017

July - September 2017

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

October - December 2017

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this period. Request a custom workshop.