Introduction to Google Slides and Online Presentations - COURSE CANCELLED (OL06L12A)

Learn how to create presentations that are engaging, dynamic and interactive using Google Slides.

When? Thursday, 10:00am - 12:00pm from 8th October 2020 until 22nd October 2020 for 3 weeks.
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £42.00. The concessionary fee is £34.00. Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits. For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support page on our website or contact the ACRES team.

How to enrol?

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email adultlearning@acres.org.uk with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Course overview

In this course, you will be introduced to the free web-based presentation programme, Google Slides. You will learn how to create engaging and interesting presentations and how to present your slides within an online Meeting platform such as Google Meet.

What you already need to know

This is an introductory level course aimed at beginners. No previous knowledge of Google Slides is needed.

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What you will learn


By the end of the course, you will have practised creating presentations using different themes and editing functions in Google Slide and be familiar with the various ways of sharing the presentations both on and offline.

You will come away from the course with the skills to create presentations which are both engaging and dynamic to be used effectively in an interview, at work or as a teaching resource.

This solid grounding in the core features of Google Slides we hope will encourage you to explore the more advanced features Google Slides has to offer either independently or on one of our courses. Please see our website for new courses being posted throughout the year.

How you will learn it

This is an online course taught in real-time by an experienced ACRES tutor. You will learn directly from the tutor as well as through presentations, videos and online resources.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

ACRES' online courses will be taught in real time using the video platform Google Meet, supported by other online resources. To ensure you get the most out of the course and can fully participate in the sessions you will interact with your tutor and other students through speaking, listening and the chat function, as well as being able to see each other via the video links, though you can turn off your camera and microphone at any time.

You will therefore need to have access to either a laptop, computer or portable device (eg tablet or phone) (this ideally needs to be less than 5 years old), with a camera / webcam and microphone, as well as a good broadband / Wi-Fi connection.

Though it is not essential, you may choose to create a separate email account for your online learning (preferably Gmail which is most compatible with Google Meet). This will give you the added security to allow you to share your email address with your tutor and other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.

At the start of the course and before each lesson your tutor will send you an invitation with a link to join the class and any further information including resources and equipment you will need for the lesson.


Materials and items you will need to do the course


Additional requirements

How much extra study or practice is involved?

If it is possible to practise between classes, it will only help to consolidate your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in the lessons.

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

You will wish to consider other professional skills courses currently being offered by ACRES

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Other available professional skills courses

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge.

How can I get further information about these?

Please visit the ACRES website, see our brochure, or alternatively contact a member of the team on 01825 761820.