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IT Business Graphics (Word Processing & Presentations)

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IT Business Graphics (Word Processing & Presentations)
by Student and Programme Centre - Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 9:45 AM

IT Business Graphics (Word Processing & Presentations)

What is the course about?

This course will develop intermediate and advanced skills in MS Word and MS PowerPoint.

Using MS Word students will use taught skills to format text and tables, work with referencing and create table of contents.  They will improve productivity by using fields, forms and templates, and learn how the features of mail merge, macros, master documents, watermarks, sections, headers and footers work.

Using PowerPoint students will develop their understanding of target audiences, create and modify templates, and format backgrounds.  They will learn how to use built-in drawing and image tools, apply advanced chart formatting features, and create and edit diagrams.   They will improve productivity further by inserting videos and sound, applying built-in animation features and customising slide shows.


On completion of the Word Processing element student will be able to work at the highest level in any office environment. Including:

  • Applying advanced formatting to text, paragraph, column and tables
  • Working with the referencing tool including footnotes, endnotes, captions, table of contents, indexes and cross references
  • Improving productivity by using fields, forms and templates, linking and embedding data from other documents or applications, and using advanced mail merge and macros
  • Working with master documents and subdocuments, watermarks, sections, headers and footers

On completion of the PowerPoint element students will be able to create professional looking presentations.  Including:

  • Creating and modifying templates and design themes, formatting slide backgrounds, and using built-in drawing and image tools
  • Applying advanced chart formatting features, and creating and editing diagrams, inserting movies and sound and applying built-in animation features
  • Working with custom slide shows, applying slide show settings, controlling a slide show, and linking and embedding object from other applications.

How will it be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a practical hands-on course.  Demonstrations and exercises will be provided in class, but students will be encouraged to practice outside the classroom.  All material including files, exercises and tutorial guides will be available on the University’s VLE.


The assessment will consist of an in-class test which will demonstrate the student’s knowledge and understanding of the software.

Where and When?

  • Wednesdays; 14:00 – 16:00; Room L201 (2nd floor, Edward Llwyd (Library) Building)
  • Duration: Semester 2, starting Wednesday 31st January 2018

*This is a free course based on supporting you while studying with Wrexham Glyndwr University, designed to help you reach your full potential as a graduate.  The University is waiving the standard course fee in light of this but this is conditional on the following: 

  • 80% course attendance
  • Completion and submission of the Assessment element of the course
  • Course fee is normally £95 per person

To apply email with your full name and student ID Number.