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  • Title slide
    • The firstslide should include a creative heading, a standard subheading, your name, the class name, instructor and year.
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  • SAVING YOUR DOCUMENT
    • After creating the first slide, click File, Save As...
    • Save your PowerPoint as YourLastNameYourProjectTopic
    • Save your PowerPoint in your NETWORK FOLDER.

  • Background / Layout
    • Choose an appropriate background.
    • Layout continuity from frame to frame conveys a sense of completeness.
    • Headings, subheadings, and logos should show up in the same spot on each frame.
  • Font
    • Font style should be readable.
    • Recommended fonts: Arial, Tahoma, Veranda.
    • Recommended Heading Size: 40 point or higher.
    • Recommended Bullet Point Size: 32 point or higher.
    • Content text should be no smaller than 24 point.
    • Changing colors, bolding, and italicizing should only be used for emphasis.
    • Remember, your slides must be readable, even at the back of the room.
  • Text
    • Limit each slide to one main idea.
    • Use bullet points to cover components of each idea.
    • Keep each bullet to 1 line, 2 at the most.
    • Limit the number of bullets in a screen to 6, 4 if there is a large title, logo, picture, etc.
    • If you crowd too much text, the audience won’t read it.
    • Too much text looks busy and is hard to read.
  • Illustrations
    • Illustrations should relate to the topic and help make a point.
  • Movies
    • We will be utilizing Online-Convert.com to download videos and embed into PowerPoint. We will take a day in class to do this together.
  • Citations
    • You must cite all sources. Copy and paste from NoodleTools to the Notes Section of the PowerPoint where appropriate.
    • You must also copy and paste the source for ALL images.