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Microsoft Sway available for use

University students, faculty and staff now have access to a new online presentation tool through their UGAMail accounts, which is powered by Microsoft’s Office 365.

A free, Web-based presentation tool from Microsoft, Sway offers users another way to create online-only presentations, newsletters, tutorials, lessons and digital stories.

In Sway, users can pull content from Web sources, such as Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and OneDrive, as well as upload their own files to create interactive presentations and reports, called Sways.

Users also can collaborate in real time with other users on Sways. All presentations are auto-saved so they can be created and stored in the cloud.

Once created, a Sway can be shared through email and social media, and viewed in any Web browser. Sways automatically adjust to different screen sizes and can be viewed on mobile devices and tablets.

Sway is not a replacement for PowerPoint, but another presentation and communication tool, particularly useful for creating Web-based presentations as well as presentations that may be viewed on a mobile device or tablet.

Sway is free to all UGA students, faculty and staff through the university’s licensing agreement with Microsoft.

To access Sway, log in to UGAMail and click on the Office 365 app launcher in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. There will be an icon for Sway. An Internet connection is necessary for the Sway app to work.

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