Building Presentations in Sway Web App

Sway Web App    |    Beginner
  • 14 videos | 59m 45s
Build and enhance presentations with the Sway web app. Discover how to make title and text cards; insert elements, such as images, videos, and charts; use themes; group cards; and add headings to Sway presentations.


  • Create titles and headings in sway
    Create a text card in sway
    Create an image card in sway
    Insert a video card in sway
    Insert an audio recording in sway
    Add embedded objects in sway
    Modify the theme of your presentation
  • Customize your sway theme
    Create groups in sway
    Manage your sway cards
    Create a section in sway
    Manage sections in sway
    Undo and manage changes in sway
    Customize your sway's settings


  • 5m 18s
    Now that we’ve learned how to get started with sways, let’s go into more detail about adding logos and formatting titles. When we create a sway, we are automatically given a Title card. In this video, we’ll look at adding new sections and headings to our sways. We’ll also see about adding images and logos to these new cards to help them stand out even more. We’ll then look at deleting any images we no longer want. FREE ACCESS
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    Text is an important part of Sway presentations as it helps your audience understand your message. Text can be formatted in many ways. In this video, we’ll look at creating a text card, inserting our own text, adding web links, and formatting both our card and text.  FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Creating an image card in Sway Web App
    4m 52s
    Using images will allow you to brighten up your presentations and really make them stand out. Learn how to insert new images and photos, and how to customize their settings. Don't forget to add descriptions to accompany your pictures. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Inserting a video card in Sway Web App
    Thanks to Sway, you can illustrate your presentation with videos, via the integrated YouTube embed tool. Find out to use the integrated search, insert a video, and add descriptive text. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Inserting an audio recording in Sway Web App
    4m 14s
    You can insert audio recordings to sways to help bring presentations to life. Audio recordings can be used to play music and speeches or add ambiance. In this video, we’ll look at inserting and customizing audio recordings in Sway. We’ll also then look at how we can delete them. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Adding embedded objects in Sway Web App
    2m 51s
    You can embed other forms of media directly into your sway presentation using an embed card. Embedding a PowerPoint presentation or Excel sheet can help your audience visualize data and other ideas. In this video, we’ll look at creating embed cards, adding the embed code, viewing the embedded object, and finally deleting embedded objects we no longer want. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Modifying the theme of a presentation in Sway Web App
    2m 59s
    By default, all sways come with a theme to give the presentation a coherent look and feel. The theme and style of your sway can be easily edited and changed. In this video, we’ll look at opening the theme options, changing your sway’s style, applying a new theme, and removing theme choices. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Customizing your sway theme in Sway Web App
    4m 46s
    If you are not fully satisfied with a default theme, you can always further customize the theme in the style settings menu. In this video, we’ll look at creating a custom theme, customizing our color and font settings, and remixing our sway theme to discover interesting styles. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Creating groups in Sway Web App
    5m 20s
    If you want to group together a number of cards, you can create groups of several elements. Learn to create a new group, how to insert new elements, and how to modify them in Sway. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Managing sway cards in Sway Web App
    2m 43s
    When you’ve made some progress on your sway, you might have a lot of cards. Sway makes it effortless to manage and rearrange your cards as your presentation develops. In this video, we’ll look at how we can move cards around, and delete single and multiple cards at a time. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Creating a section in Sway Web App
    4m 16s
    In Sway, you can add sections to help organize your presentation. Sections act like chapters of a book and can contain many cards. If a section is collapsed, it will also collapse all the cards within it. This makes it easier for you to organize and manage your sways if there is a lot of content. In this video, we’ll look at adding a section to our sway, putting cards inside it, adding subsections, and finally viewing our sections. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Managing sections in Sway Web App
    Once you're familiar with sections, you may want to further re-arrange them. A little housekeeping as you design your presentation can save lots of time as your sway grows. In this video, we’ll see how to move sections, organize cards within sections, rename a section, and finally delete unwanted sections. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Undoing & managing changes in Sway Web App
    4m 16s
    If you have made changes that you don't want to save, you can use the undo tool, which allows you to revert to before the change was made. This can later be reversed using the redo tool. Finally, learn how to permanently delete a presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Customizing your sway's settings in Sway Web App
    4m 46s
    There are several configuration and display settings for your Sway presentations that you can adjust to suit your needs. In this video, we’ll look at modifying our display settings, configuring auto-play, and seeing settings in other sways. FREE ACCESS