Sway

Sway is an online presentation and storytelling app for creating reports, presentations, newsletters and stories. You can create graphical presentations for your audience to consume on their own device.

How is Sway different from PowerPoint?

  • There is no desktop app available on University PCs, instead you use a web browser or mobile app
  • It creates continuously scrolling pages, rather than slides
  • The design is based on templates rather than specific control of font size, font etc. You can choose which content items (cards) to group or emphasise
  • Content is accessible on mobile, tablet or desktop (browser)
  • It's ideal for image-heavy or for including online content

Access Sway

You can access Sway through a web browser:

  1. Go to office365.le.ac.uk in the address bar
  2. Click on the Sway tile*

*If the Sway tile does not appear, you may need to click on Explore all your apps to access Sway.

How do I get help for Sway?

What do I need to know?

  • You can share documents with anyone who has a University IT account. You will not be able to share documents with people outside of the University
  • Similar to your Personal Z: drive, Sways are owned by the University IT account, so they will be deleted when the owner leaves the University
  • There are some types of data you should not store within Sway:
    • See the University Data classification information. You should classify your data using the decision tree
    • If your data is Restricted or Highly Restricted you must not store the data in a Sway
    • For researchers, it is important that you review the terms and conditions that you may have signed for how you store your research data and ensure you continue to comply with them.
    • Sway data is hosted in the United States, rather than a UK data centre

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