Microsoft Sway

Microsoft Sway is an Office 365 application that allows faculty and students to easily combine content such as text, images, videos and audio in an interactive online format. It can be used to create mini websites, presentations, reports, stories and newsletters.

Sway Resources

Microsoft Sway is a tool that can be used by both faculty and students to create and share content in a visual and interactive online format. Here are some resources to provide support with the creation of Sway.

Accessing Sway:

  • Faculty & Staff: Go to Office.com and sign in with your bannerID, followed by @durhamcollege.ca (i.e. 10012346@durhamcollege.ca) and your network password. Step-by-step access instructions are available here. Then press "Sway" from your O365 dashboard.  If you do not see Sway listed, select All Apps.
  • Students: Login through dcmail.ca, then press the waffle icon on the left side of their screen and select "Sway".

How to Use Sway:

These resources can be used by both faculty and students.

For a general overview, watch this Cool Tools: Sway video or visit this Getting Started with Sway page.
For more detailed instructions, see the resources below.

Video Resource:  How to use Microsoft Sway (19 min) is a detailed instructional video.  Specific parts of the video have been provided below for quick access to particular topics.

getting to know sway:

Video Resource:  Becoming familiar with the Sway start page

Build:

Step-by-step instructions to create a Sway:

Visit the links below for written instructions:

Design:

Video Resource: Sway design features

Visit the links below for written instructions:

Share:

  • Sway Sharing Options (see the section titled “Share a Sway from your Organizational Account)
  • Sway can be added to DC Connect using the same methods available for sharing other website links with students. For instructions, visit our DC Connect – Content resources.

Additional Resources:

Accessibility:

All Microsoft Sway projects have an Accessibility View that can be turned on by the end user to allow for high-contrast viewing, full keyboard navigation and screen reader access.

Microsoft have produced an overview of accessibility features in Microsoft Sway and guidance for producing your own accessible Sway.

For the best experience with the accessibility features in Sway, it is recommended that Microsoft Edge be used.

Are you using Sway? We would love to see how you are using Sway!
Share a link with us by emailing Tanya.Catallo@durhamcollege.ca