Learning Exercise


Students will identify common pitfalls with Powerpoint. This assignment is an effective preliminary exercise in any course where students will be using Powerpoint to do class presentations.
Course: Any course

Don McMillan gives a short comedy sketch around Powerpoint presentations and the common mistakes that people make. (3... see more


1.Look for Life After Death by Powerpoint in MERLOT. 2.Watch the video. 3.Note ten pitfalls when working with Powerpoint. 4.Make a Powerpoint presentation with three slides containing pitfalls and three slides without pitfalls. 5. Make a creative concluding slide summing up your knowledge after viewing video. Have fun with this exercise.

Technical Notes

Media player and Internet to watch video Powerpoint to complete assignment


Basic Powerpoint skills


Powerpoint Effective presentation skills

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to avoid common pitfalls in Powerpoint. Students will be able to make effective presentations.


This assignment is worth one quiz grade or twenty points and will be peer reviewed by your classmates.