Microsoft PowerPoint: Animations Bootcamp (Intermediate / Advanced Animation Techniques)

PowerPoint Training Series | Level 3

Course Details

Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® PowerPoint® Versions:  2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 2021 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): In-person (Live classroom) | Virtual classroom

Course Dates: Check back soon for new dates (Virtual classroom) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $295 CAD per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $325 CAD per person + HST (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $345 CAD per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom courses)*

Timing: Public scheduled courses run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Virtual classroom courses: Our instructor-led virtual classroom courses are delivered in a virtual classroom environment. Students will be sent a virtual classroom invitation prior to the course.

Live classroom courses: Our instructor-led live classroom (in-person) courses are held in downtown Toronto at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some courses are also held at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led in-person or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at for more information including savings for custom group training.

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Course Overview

In the instructor-led course, students will move from beginner to advanced animations in PowerPoint. Learn to add entrance, emphasis, exit and motion path animations to enhance audience engagement. Combine animations in interesting ways and use PowerPoint's Animation Pane to create more advanced effects. Students will apply timings in different ways and learn to use triggers to start animations. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts.

Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Location: Public scheduled courses are held online in virtual classroom format or in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Related training: View all Microsoft PowerPoint courses >


  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample, exercise and template files (new samples added frequently)
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Animation Guidelines

  • Guidelines for using animations
  • Transitions vs animations

Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar for Animating

  • Accessing more animations
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar for animating

Using Advanced Animation Options

  • Changing Effect Options in the Ribbon or in the Animation Pane
  • Reordering animations
  • Naming objects so they appear with logical names in the Animation Pane
  • Controlling how an animation starts and ends
  • Understanding and using smooth start, smooth end and bounce
  • Adding delays
  • Repeating animations
  • Showing, hiding and using the Advanced Timeline

Animating Text

  • Animating text using Emphasis effects
  • Changing Emphasis effects
  • Applying Entrance and Exit effects to text
  • Animating text to display line by line
  • Adding animations to display text by word or by letter
  • Recommended animations for text
  • Bringing text in from the middle of the screen or off screen
  • Creating a soft boom effect
  • Placing animated images or video behind text (2013 and later versions)

Combining Animations with Color

  • Using animations to change the color of an image, shape or text
  • Adding animations to color overlays

Copying and Removing Animations

  • Copying multiple animations to other objects
  • Removing animations on a slide
  • Turning off animations for an entire presentation

Adding Motion Path Animations

  • Adding different types of motion path animations
  • Accessing more motion paths
  • Resizing a motion path
  • Redirecting a motion path
  • Drawing custom motion paths
  • Editing motion paths and adding and removing custom points
  • Locking and unlocking motion paths
  • Open vs closed motion paths
  • Reversing a motion path
  • Repeating a motion path animation

Using Triggers with Animations

  • Overview of triggers
  • Using triggers to start animations
  • Dynamically adding color to parts of a map using triggers
  • Creating buttons to trigger animations
  • Using triggers with media actions for videos (adding play and pause buttons)

Adding Animation to Make Objects Bigger or Smaller

  • Adding animation to make text, shapes or images bigger or smaller
  • Controlling how large or small an object becomes

Creating Spinning and Rolling Effects

  • Understanding spin animation and creating a focal point
  • Creating a spinning arrow
  • Creating a rolling shape
  • Ending a presentation with rolling credits

Adding Pan and Zoom Effects

  • Creating zoom effects (all versions)
  • Applying new zoom effects (365 subscribers)
  • Creating an effect of panning across multiple images or text

Applying Morph

  • Applying the Morph transition (365 subscribers)
  • Setting up slides to use Morph

Converting a Presentation to Video

  • Converting a PowerPoint presentation to video

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