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Microsoft Sway (MS Sway) is a powerful, web-based presentation program available to all faculty, staff and students through Microsoft 365 (MS365). It is a quick and easy way to make a usable website without all the hardships and complexities that normally come with this type of program.

Use MS Sway to create interactive presentations on a topic or a step-by-step guide on accomplishing a course task or activity. It can create an easily navigable course syllabus to shared with your course and quickly edit.

The video below highlights how to get started with Sway. It shows how to access the Sway landing page via MS365, some terminology and how to create a basic Sway, including adding content and sharing your Sway with others.

Click here to watch the video.

Learn more advanced Sway features and content creation tools, such as adding various content cards to Sway and customizing the theme. Additionally, there are some steps to take before publishing your Sway and allowing students or colleagues to access it. You do not need to view this video to have a fully functional Sway. This video goes more in-depth on the various tools available to you in. Click here for some advanced steps.

Click here to view and interact with the Sway created in this video.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI