This class offering is a partnership between the Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA) and Hacker Lab.  It is open to students referred through SETA only.


A continuation of the Gmail and Google Drive track, this course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating presentations using Google Slides. Though the course is taught on and covers features within Google Slides, many of the topics and concepts will translate to other presentation software platforms.

This course covers:
  • Presentations
  • Layout & formatting
  • Basics of design
  • Using templates
  • Modifying the layout to fit your target audience
  • Considerations pertaining to readability
  • Balance between written & spoken information

What to Expect:

The class will be held live on zoom conferencing.  We will progress through the lesson plan at an adaptive pace depending on the needs of the students.

Students will be encouraged to participate in the lesson by asking questions and engaging in discussion.  There may be parts of the presenation that are interactive for the student to follow along.

After the class students will receive takeaway assignment to help them further explore the topics, and will be ablt to view a recording of the session.

If students have trouble with the course material or setting up their workstation they can sign up for any of the office hours sections listed <HERE>.

Important Information:

This class is part of the series "Digital Essentials" designed to familiarize students with common office & workplace cloud productivity suites.

Students who are already familiar with aspects of Gmail & Google Drive may take only the classes in the series of interest to them, however we strongly suggest those new to the platform start with Digital Essentials 101.

Classes will be held via Zoom.  Students who sign up will need to have:
  • An email address where they can receive and respond to email
  • A Gmail account they can use to follow along with the lesson
  • A computer (laptop or desktop) with an internet connection
  • A microphone and speaker or headphones for communicating with the instructor during sessions
  • (preferable) a webcam
  • (preferable) to have installed the Zoom software application on their laptop or desktop prior to the course
A pdf guide to installing and working with Zoom will be emailed to the students upon registration.

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