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 colour variants
  • Work with slide backgrounds
  • Understand slide masters
  • Work with bullet points on slides and in the Outline
  • Add slides in a variety of ways
  • Work with the drawing tools and customise their format
  • Insert and format pictures and SmartArt
  • Insert Charts and Tables
  • Utilise transitions and basic animation
  • Presentation options


  • 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. If you require a Mac, please contact us so that we can make the necessary arrangements. PowerPoint 2016 is used. Also suitable for 2013 users.


Free for University of Auckland and UniServices staff


If you are University of Auckland staff, please visit Career Tools to view workshop availability and register on a session.

All others, please see our Registration page for more information.

Please be aware that a Cancellation policy applies to these workshop sessions. 

Dates, times and venues for 2018

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 9am-12pm
Room 305, Level 3, 49 Symonds Street, Auckland

Monday 2 July 2018, 1-4pm
Room 305, Level 3, 49 Symonds Street, Auckland