Sway

About

Sway is a presentation tool primarily used for presenting ideas onscreen rather than to an audience. Presentations created with Sway are seamlessly backed up to the cloud and can easily be shared or embedded onto websites. Sway presentations are based along a storyline to allow users’ narratives to be flexible and free-flowing.

Eligibility

Students

Faculty

Staff

Researchers

Service Hours

Please view our current support hours.

Service Expectations

Sway is available 24/7 except during scheduled maintenance and unplanned outages.

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Access Sway as well as all of your other Office 365 apps.

Request

There is no request procedure for Sway. All faculty, staff and students have access to Sway through Office 365. See Log In for log in instructions.

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FAQs

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for all frequently asked questions about this service.

Support

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(905) 688-5550 x 4357

FAQs

While there are overlaps, PowerPoint and Sway presentations are built differently, look different and serve different purposes.

  • Unlike Sway, PowerPoint is primarily for presenting ideas to an audience rather than on screen.
  • With PowerPoint, you manually add and place your content where you want it to appear. With Sway, you upload content and Sway will build the bones of your presentation for you.
  • You can pull in web content with Sway from sites like Wikipedia, YouTube, Flickr, Soundcloud and more.
  • Sway will take your content into account and suggest content for you to add.
  • PowerPoint comes with premade templates or you can design your own. These templates are highly customizable.
  • Sway has templates with customizable┬ácolours, but the option to customize is more limited than with PowerPoint.