Course Code:01.06
Course Subject:Module 6 Presentation
Course Title:ECDL (4v5) Module 6 Presentation
Aims:The student shall demonstrate their competence in using presentation tools on a computer.
Introduction:On completion of the course, the student shall be able to accomplish tasks such as creating, formatting, modifying and preparing presentations using different slide layouts for display and printed distribution. He or she shall also be able to duplicate and move text, pictures, images and charts within the presentation and between presentations. The student shall demonstrate the ability to accomplish common operations with images, charts and drawn objects and to use various slide show effects.


The learner will be able to:

Assessment Criteria

The learner has achieved this objective because he/she can:

1. Use the Application

  1. Open (and close) a presentation application. Open one or several presentations. Create a new presentation (default template). Save a presentation to a location on a drive. Save a presentation under another name. Save a presentation in another file type such as: Rich Text Format, template, image file format, software specific file extension, version number. Switch between open presentations. Use available Help functions. Close a presentation

  2. Use magnification/zoom tools. Display and hide built-in toolbars. Modify basic options/preferences in the application: user name, default directory/ folder to open, save presentations

2. Develop a Presentation

  1. Understand the uses of different presentation view modes. Change between presentation view modes

  2. Add a new slide with a specific slide layout such as: title slide, chart and text, bulleted list, table. Change between built-in slide layouts. Change background colour on specific slide(s), all slides

  3. Apply an available design template to a presentation. Change between available design templates.

  4. Insert a picture, image, drawn object into a master slide. Remove a picture, image, drawn object from a master slide. Add text into Footer of specific slides, all slides in a presentation. Apply automatic slide numbering, automatically updated date, non-updating date into Footer of specific slides, all slides in a presentation.

3. Manage Text and Images

  1. Add text into a presentation in standard, outline view. Edit slide content, notes pages content by inserting new characters, words. Change text appearance: font sizes, font types. Apply text formatting such as: bold, italic, underline. Apply case changes to text. Apply different colours to text. Apply shadow to text. Align text: left, centre, right in a slide. Adjust line spacing before and after bulleted, numbered points. Change between the style of bullets, numbers in a list from built-in standard options. Use the undo, redo command

  2. Insert a picture into a slide. Insert an image into a slide.

  3. Duplicate text, pictures, images within the presentation, between open presentations. Move text, pictures, images within the presentation, between open presentations. Resize pictures, images in a presentation. Delete text, pictures, images in a slide

4. Manage Charts/Graphs and Drawn Objects

  1. Input data to create, modify different kinds of built-in charts/graphs in a slide: column, bar, line, pie. Change the background colour in the chart/graph. Change the column, bar, line, pie slice colours in the chart/graph. Change the chart/graph type

  2. Create an organisation chart with a labelled hierarchy. (Use a built-in organisation chart feature). Change the hierarchical structure of an organisation chart. Add, remove managers, co-workers, sub- ordinates in an organisation chart

  3. Add different types of drawn object to a slide: line, free drawn line, arrow, rectangle, square, circle, text box, and other available shapes. Change drawn object background colour, line colour, line weight, line style. Change arrow start style, arrow finish style. Apply a shadow to a drawn object. Rotate, flip a drawn object. Align a drawn object: left, centre, right, top, bottom of a slide. Resize drawn object, chart within the presentation. Bring an object to the front, back.

  4. Duplicate a chart/graph, drawn object within the presentation, between open presentations. Move a chart/graph, drawn object within the presentation, between open presentations. Delete a chart/graph, drawn object

5. Manage Slide Show Effects

  1. Add preset text, image animation effects to slides. Change preset animation effects on text, images.

  2. Add transition effects between slides. Change slide transition effects between slides

6. Prepare Outputs

  1. Select appropriate output format for slide presentation such as: overhead, handout, 35 mm slides, on-screen show. Spell-check a presentation and make changes such as: correcting spelling errors, deleting repeated words. Add notes for the presenter to slides. Change slide setup, slide orientation to portrait, landscape. Change paper size. Duplicate, move slides within the presentation, between open presentations. Delete a slide, slides

  2. Print entire presentation, specific slides, handouts, notes pages, outline view of slides, number of copies of a presentation. Deliver a Presentation

  3. Hide and show slides. Start a slide show and start a slide show on any slide