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DSD: Sway, Microsoft's modern presentation tool - Workshop
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 workshop will give you the opportunity to create several Sways and try out some basic and advanced features. You will be creating your presentations via your Office 365 account.

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 location details at least one day before the session.

Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of the course to allow time for logging in and downloading resources.

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

By the end of the course you will be able to:
  • Create a Sway from scratch,
  • Create a Sway from a Word document,
  • Work with text, images and videos,
  • Embed content such as maps, sound clouds and tweets,
  • Format, remix and customize your Sways,
  • Share Sways,
  • Understand when to use Sway and when to use PowerPoint.
Intended Audience:
This workshop is aimed at those wishing to learn how to use Sway to produce presentations.
Target Audience: All
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