Who should attend:
This course is intended for anyone who is looking to increase their digital productivity and collaborate with Dynamics 365.
Duration: 3 Hours
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:
- Log in to start creating.
- Know the Sway Plot.
- Give your Sway a title.
- Add images and text to the Sway.
- Add content to the Sway.
- Preview and modify the Sway design.
- Change the style of your Sway.
- Share your Sway.
- Take advantage of mobility with Sway.
Sway automates parts of the creative process, empowering you to create with ease.
The user can select an overall theme of a Sway, and some additional tweaks can be made. The built-in design engine chooses how your card will look.
Minimizing the number of tweaks keeps the application simple and optimized for creating presentations quickly.
The algorithm behind Microsoft Sway’s design makes presentations look coherent and optimizes the design for viewing on different devices.
Any media that needs to be embedded has to be loaded into the program.
Content can be loaded directly from a variety of sources.
This helps simplify the creation process and minimizes the time spent on production. Sources include YouTube, Facebook and Flickr, for example, as well as other platforms such as Office itself (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other programs.
This means that a Sway presentation can be drafted in Word, or a PowerPoint presentation can be converted into a Sway story, with headers, text and media automatically divided into letters and sections.
Microsoft Sway can also be shared for co-authoring and collaboration.
Forms of Presentation
The user chooses whether the Sway should be viewed as scrolling vertically, horizontally, or in a presentation mode.
This provides flexibility in how the presentation will be done, how it will be incorporated into a website, or how the presentation tool will be demonstrated.
Once a Sway is completed, you can play it in your desired view and share it.
Presentations can be shared via the public Google Docs gallery, for example, via social media, as a link, or as an embeddable piece of media.
One of the main attractions of Sway today is its ability to be incorporated into other platforms.
How to use Sway on distance learning platforms
Teachers, or tutors, can create lesson plans using Sway with all the lesson-related resources organized.
Online resources, such as notes, presentations, and media, are created in the cloud.
Such aspects can then be added and removed from the plan, providing links to external resources, references and further insights.
So, the teacher can share these lessons within their classes. This is directly linked to the methodology used by distance learning.