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Learning Exercise: Powerpointers

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


Submitted by:
Laura Franklin
Date Last Modified:
December 31, 2008


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.



  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • College Upper Division
  • Graduate School
  • High School


Powerpoint Effective presentation skills


Basic Powerpoint skills

Learning Objectives

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

Type of Task

  • Core Activity
  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Unsupervised


This assignment is worth one quiz grade or twenty points and will be peer reviewed by your classmates.
Assessment URL: Rubric provided in class.

Technical Notes

Media player and Internet to watch video Powerpoint to complete assignment