What is Microsoft Sway?

What is it?

Sway is used to create interactive presentations it's a lightweight, cloud-only, story-telling application that is easier to use than PowerPoint and provides more narrative devices than simply slide after slide of bullet points.

What do I use it for?

Sway is a simple tool that can produce some great results. It’s jam-packed with features to help you with the difficult design bits so you can focus on the content

Sway vs. PowerPoint

PowerPoint works best for content that will have a presenter. It can also be used to make simple videos, including screen recordings.

Sway can be used to create interactive presentations and content that don’t need a presenter. Sway works well with both image heavy (like portfolios) and text-heavy content (like reports). Sway is good for sending people the link to view it at their own pace. 

Who is it available to?

Microsoft Sway is available to all University staff and students.

How do I access it?

You can access Microsoft Sway via the Office 365 portal at https://office365.leeds.ac.uk 


Microsoft Sway training is available via LinkedIn Learning and is free for all staff and students. 

Further Information and Support

for further information on Sway and for support see the Microsoft Website.