Microsoft Sway is a great option for creating presentations.  You are able to add different types of media, including audio, video, images, and links.  You can also embed media from other programs.  Sway provides great, clean transitions and some simple layout options that make the presentation look amazing while limiting how much time students will spend on the aesthetics.

Sway is accessible through Office 365, so there are no new accounts to create or remember. Simply sign into your Office 365 account and select the Sway app.

Here are some resources you can use for yourself, and share with your students, when they are getting started with Sway.

Sway Tutorial YouTube Playlist

Select the Sway Tutorial Playlist to see all four videos in order. This will walk you through creating a new Sway, adding content, design options, and sharing with others to view or edit and collaborate.

Add the Videos to Canvas

The link below will take you to the Canvas Commons section and a Sway Tutorial resource. All the videos from the playlist are inserted into this page, so you can add this Canvas page to your course and students can access the tutorials from there.  You can also find the resource by searching for “pwagner” in the Canvas Commons.

Sway Tutorial for Canvas