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Beginners Guide to PowerPoint: Teaching, Learning and Research Symposium

Presentation Technical Skills

Digital Poster Resources

Seeking Students for the 2024 Student Showcase!

Seeking participants for the Teaching, Learning and Research Symposium student showcase

We are seeking participants for the student showcase online as a part of the Teaching Learning and Research Symposium, Feb 29-Mar 1, 2024. 

There are two ways for students to participate: 

  1. Digital Poster 
    Submit a PDF poster and it will be visible online in the VCC Institutional Repository: Student Conferences + Symposiums | Arca: Discover BC's Digital Treasures. (
  2. Lightning Talk with 3-Slide Powerpoint
    Prepare a narrated 3-slide powerpoint presentation to submit. You will gain experience selecting key points, summarizing information, preparing visually appealing graphics, and considering how to hook and engage a diverse audience.


Share what you are proud of!  We are pleased to recognize student work with prizes this year: $200 Best Lightning Talk Award/ $200 Best Poster Award and two draw prizes of $50. 


How to participate? 

Instructors may consider incorporating participation into an upcoming assignment, or nominate students from their areas. Students may also contact me directly to participate.

Alicia Copp, Coordinator of Research & Instruction with the VCC Library for support:

Presentation Software

Presentation Software 

Office 365 PowerPoint


Google Slides 



Presentation Design Software 

Slide Carnival 

Poster Creation



Student Showcase Guide

For content from past student showcases, visit the Teaching, Learning and Research Symposium Guide. 

Accessibility in PowerPoint

Tools for Accessibility 

Accessibility Tools for PowerPoint 

Accessibility tools such as screen reader support and closed caption support when using Microsoft 365 PowerPoint 


WebAIM will allow you to use a background and foreground color in RGB hexadecimal format to evaluate the contrast accessibility 

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2

 This is a complete guide on digital content accessibility 

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