This training will be broken down into two parts. The first part will go over the poster guidelines (for those of us who haven't started yet), and how we are supposed to use PowerPoint to create them. The second part will go over some ideas of how to use PowerPoint better as an instructional and learning tool (I hope that I will be able to show you something new!).

Part 1 - Creating the Poster using PowerPoint

Please find the link on the left to the "Poster Guidelines" and go there (we will be coming back here soon...).

Things to remember:

  • 30" x 40" in Page Setup
  • Portrait or landscape
  • Don't overload
  • No special fonts
  • Original content
  • Acknowledgments


As Professor Culbertson mentioned, a Google search of "powerpoint templates scientific posters" brings up quite a few good resources.
One that I found that was really good was here. Let's all go there and play around a bit; find a template, download it, change the page size, and alter text and images.

Part 2 - Creating Better Powerpoints

Open the following presentation and start the slideshow to (hopefully) learn more about creating more interactive and effective powerpoints.

Thank you for your time and attention, and again, I really hope you have learned something new and useful.

Matt Davenport