Creating Effective Presentations

Track : Online Design

Levels : Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

Presentations in the online environment need to creatively engage students to help them process and understand content in the absence of a face-to-face faculty member. In this workshop you will discover elements of an effective presentation that support learning, explore a process for creating presentations, and develop skills for preparing presentations for online delivery. You will have the opportunity to practice easy-to-master graphic and information design principles that will increase the effectiveness of your online presentations.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore elements of effective online presentations.
  • Create a presentation incorporating graphic, presentation, and information design best practices.

Prerequisite: None


This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?

  • Faculty who teach in any modality
  • K-12 Teachers
  • University administrators
  • University staff
  • Instructional designers
  • Librarians

What are the key takeaways from this workshop?

  • Access to the presentation design toolkit, containing resources and strategies for creating effective presentations
  • Guides and tools for planning and creating an engaging presentation
  • A new or redesigned presentation created using tools and strategies reviewed during the workshop

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Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.