PowerPoint Basics

New to PowerPoint? This class is geared towards the Microsoft PowerPoint beginner and will help you learn to create and modify basic presentations. 

This three-hour class is designed to introduce those that are new to the program as well as those that use the program on a limited basis. You will explore options that will help increase the impact of your presentation by adding text boxes and pictures and customizing the look and feel.  This class is offered at least once a quarter.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Create and format basic presentations
  • Discover tips and tricks to insert, delete and edit slides
  • Explore tools to assist in formatting text and graphics on the slides

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff


Familiarity with basic computer operation, including the use of a mouse and keyboard and completion of the ‘Become Familiar with Microsoft Office 2010’ eLearning class before attending the session (will be emailed one week prior to class)



Class Schedule and Registration

Log in to UB EDGE to view class dates and register. (Don't have a UB EDGE account? Search for dates on the UB Calendar and email training@buffalo.edu or call 716-645-4459 to register.)

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E. Suzy Shallowhorn

Instructor & Course Developer

Organizational Development & Training

Phone: 716-645-4489

Email: lss@buffalo.edu

Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch

Kerry Lynch

Program Coordinator

Organizational Development and Training

Phone: 716-645-4459

Email: training@buffalo.edu

The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development & Training (OD&T) at (716) 645-4459 or training@buffalo.edu prior to attending the class. Please allow ample time for OD&T to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.