Microsoft PowerPoint


PowerPoint has been the default presentation creation tool for many years, but you do not have to fall into the trap of ‘Death by PowerPoint’! With a little skill & some of the newer features, you can create engaging & accessible presentations using things such as design ideas, live captions, animation & recorded narration.

Can I use it?

It’s generally available to staff for teaching and learning. This tool is marked as Supported in the Teaching and Learning Ecosystem document. Supported tools may not integrate perfectly with Aula and may or may not use Single Sign on. If you’re not sure how to get started, you can contact the Learning Enhancement Team to find out more.

Firewall Status: Safe  This tool is likely to work for learners in countries with more restrictive firewalls

What can I do with it?

Here are some articles other educators and support staff have created to help you use this tool:

Here is a video showing how to make a narrated PowerPoint with video and audio (or a ‘vlog’). If you want to share this video with students, you can embed it in your Aula page by using the Planet eStream integration, or share this link: How to make a narrated presentation / vlog with PowerPoint (


  • Simon Cheung

    Simon is an Educational Technologist at CUOL - Coventry University Online Limited. I'm an active member of the 'Inclusive Curriculum - Community of Practice' group; and also a member of the 'Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity subcouncil' (HLS).

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Updated on February 7, 2024
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