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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.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email from ISD containing the direct joining link a day before the session. Please check your junk folder as these emails are occasionally tagged as spam.

We would encourage those who are new to Microsoft Teams to join within the first 15 minutes of the advertised start time in order to test out their connection/audio. The actual session will start on the hour.
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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