November 23, 2008
POWER POINT PROJECT ASSIGNMENT
This is an assignment to create a small PowerPoint presentation about yourself
while learning how to use PowerPoint software.
To learn about PowerPoint come to class and watch me do demonstrations and/or
work along with one of the following tutorial sets listed below. (These all
appear to be pretty good free tutorials, but I can't give you any
You may create your presentation while working through the tutorial(s). The
presentation must consist of between five and eight slides, including:
There must be at least five slides that contain information about you.
- A "Title Slide" containing a presentation title and your name,
- At least one slide containing two pieces of clip art,
- At least one slide containing an image imported as an image file
(not clip art ),
- At least one slide containing a bulleted list,
- At least one slide containing some "word art,"
- At least one slide with a transition.
Don't do anything too "fancy" because I'll be checking your presentation on a
computer different from the one you use to create it, and there can be
compatibility problems. Use default fonts and standard features.
You can use images imported from a digital camera, downloaded from a server,
copied from disk, or scanned from hardcopies. If you need help with scanning
ask at L145 or P288. Typically instructions are on the scanners and lab
assistants are available to help. Scan your image at 100dpi or less (this is
extremely important). Save the image as a JPG file type. Check the
size of the file. If it's more than 100KB, don't use it.
Ask lab assistant to help you compress it further.
The size of your entire PowerPoint presentation must be under 1.0 MB. You
can't get credit for doing the assignment if your file is too large. I'll
return larger presentations ungraded.
You should make sure that your image files are sufficiently small
before importing them into PowerPoint slides. However,
depending on the version of PowerPoint you are using, you may be able to
compress images after importing them.
I will do demonstrations in class to help you with points covered above, and
to give you additional information you may need.
THE DUE DATE OF YOUR POWER POINT PROJECT
for the due date.
HOW TO TURN IN THE POWER POINT ASSIGNMENT
Save your presentation in the default format: as an MS PowerPoint file. For
the filename use your initials: first, middle (if you have one), and last.
The extension should be ppt or pptx, depending on which version of PowerPoint
you are using. For example, since my name is John Joseph Sarraille, my file
would be named:
Send the file as an attachment to this special
with the subject line:
(Notice that there are no spaces in that subject line.)
The e-mail must arrive before midnight on the due date.