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DSD: Sway, Microsoft's modern presentation tool - Demo
Course Description:

Sway allows you to create media rich presentations which can easily be shared online and viewed by any device. As well as presentations Sway can be used to create reports, personal stories, newsletters, brochures, classroom materials, event agendas etc. It is possible to embed web-based content such as tweets, interactive maps, videos, sound clouds, documents, OneDrive content and more. Most design decisions are made on your behalf so you can focus on the content. Sways can be created from scratch, a template or an existing Word or PowerPoint document. The Sway app is available as on online tool only and is available through your UCL Office 365 account.

This demonstration session will provide an overview of Sway, introduce you to the basics and point you to further training resources.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with a joining link at least one day before the session.

Courses start on the hour but please join during the 5 minutes prior to this to download resources and test out your connection/audio.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page .

Topics covered in this demo session include:
  • A look at Sway examples,
  • Accessing Sway via Office 365,
  • Creating a Sway from scratch,
  • Creating a Sway from a Word/PowerPoint file,
  • Working with text, images and videos,
  • Embedding content such as maps, sound clouds and tweets,
  • Formatting, remixing and customizing,
  • Sharing Sways,
  • Differences between Sway and PowerPoint,
  • Further training resources information.
Intended Audience:
This demonstration session is aimed at those wishing to get an overview of Sway and learn how and when to use it.
Target Audience: All
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