Looking for an easy tool for teachers and students to create amazingly informative infographics? Look no further. You already have PowerPoint. For Day 46 of 365 Ideas for Office 365 we return to #OnlyinPowerPoint.
What are Infographics?
In case you don’t know, infographics are just what they sound like- a way to show large amounts of information and data in an easy to comprehend, graphic format. Infographics are particularly a great way to show the interaction or relationship between different sets of data or easily digest multiple sets of data.
You can build infographics in PowerPoint yourself, or you can just take advantage of the infographics template. Wait, that’s not right. It’s not one template, but a whole library of infographics templates!
Like all the templates in PowerPoint, you find them by creating a new PowerPoint. Templates are one of the options that are suggested.
You can also search for infographics in the search field. There are currently 50 templates available.
When you click on any of them, a window pops up with a description of that infographic.
Focus on your CONTENT
All the slides are customizable- just enter your data, your numbers, your labels, your information, into the graphics for the slide you choose. The heavy lifting of the design is already done for you, so you can just focus on the content. Microsoft started focusing on that concept when they introduced Sway, which really helps students focus on content by using AI to do most of the design work. Now they have been bringing that same intentionality into PowerPoint. Whether it’s using a template, or the Quick Starter, they are helping students (and presenters) give all their attention to their content by nearly automating the design process. Just point PowerPoint in the right direction, feed it your message, and PowerPoint will help you deliver it well.
All of this applies to these infographics. You bring your loads of data and information, browse through the templates, customize the content and the theme, and you’re ready to share, or present.
Oh, and even though each sample necessarily comers in a specific theme, you can still choose a color theme at any time to match the rest of your presentation.
You shouldn’t need to purchase separate software or a subscription to an additional website to make awesome infographics. You shouldn’t need to take a class just to learn how to make them either.
Infographics that are accessible to anyone. #OnlyinPowerPoint