Skip Navigation
Distance Learning
Home > Academics > eLearning > Course Formats > Online > CMSY Online Courses > CMSY 116 PowerPoint - Online

CMSY 116 PowerPoint - Online

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to design and prepare PowerPoint presentations using slide view, outline view, clip art, charts, drawing tools, and templates.  This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks.  All of the work for the course (except tests) may be done outside of class if student has compatible software.

Credits                                         1
Prerequisites                                None
Instructor                                     Cindy Garnsey
Office Technology Classroom        DH 301
Phone                                           (443) 518-4876

Registered Students

Immediately after enrolling, please go to, choose the semester, and complete the pre-semester notification form.

Overall Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Prepare a Powerpoint presentation.
  • modify a presentation and use help.
  • Format slides.
  • Add visual appeal and animation to presentations.
  • Add visual elements to a presentation.
  • Share and connect data.
  • link and embed objects and files.
  • Share presentations.
Major Course Topics
  • Preparing and modifying a PowerPoint presentation and using Help
  • Formatting slides
  • Adding objects, images, animation, and transitions
  • Adding WordArt, charts, and tables
  • Sharing data by copying, pasting, and importing
  • Linking and embedding objects and files
  • Sending a presentation for review, inserting comments and saving a presentation as a Web page

Top of Page

Course Format
  • This course Is not self-paced. However, students may accelerate their pace so that they may finish the course in fewer than 14 weeks.
  • The syllabus lists course requirements.
  • The schedule is posted in the learning management system and is available for students all semester.
  • No on-campus meetings are required. However, this course does require on-campus attendance for tests. The tests may be taken during any open hours in the Office Technology classroom. Please note, however, that all CMSY-116 online students are welcome to come to the Office Technology classroom to do classwork and/or to get personal help from an instructor.
  • Modules contain course instructions.
  • E-mail is the method of communication.
  • Real-time chats are not required.

Top of Page


This course has a face-to-face orientation; although it is not required, it is recommended that you attend.

Top of Page

Course Requirements

For complete technical requirements,, specific course instructions, and information to help you asses options that best fit your lifestyle and learning style, vist

  • Microsoft® PowerPoint 2010
  • Come to the Office Technology classroom to take tests which have deadlines for completion.
  • Complete three homework assignments which have deadlines for completion.

Top of Page

Text and Materials Required:
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Benchmark Series
Rutkosky and Rutkosky | Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-76384-309-0

Two flash drives

Additional textbook information:  Please visit and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.

Technical Requirements for Online Courses:

Review the Technical Requirements link above. The course requires:

  • Web browser

Top of Page


For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course has three theory exams and three production exams, which have deadlines for completion. The exams must be taken at the college during any open hours in the Office Technology classroom. 

If you have any questions or comments about this course, please send a message to Cindy Garnsey,

Last updated on Oct 19, 2012

 © Howard Community College, 2012

Top of Page | Online Courses Home | eLearning Home | HCC Home

Student Profile - Maribel