How to Make a Tutorial in Sway – Microsoft Sway Video Tutorials (3/10)

Last week we took our first look a series of tutorials from the Office Videos YouTube channel all about Sway. Covering an initial introduction what Sway is and how it works, the first two videos we featured provide an overview of the general functionality and main features of the creative medium:

What is Sway? - Microsoft Sway Video Tutorials (1/10)
The Sway Way - Microsoft Sway Video Tutorials (2/10)

In this next video we'll seek to cover another application of Sway within the context of education.

Trying to explain or teach something to students in a way which engages and excites them is a challenge often faced by teachers. When trying to create something modern and interactive, content, structure and visuals are key to creating an impact which resonates with students. This third post in our Sway series explores how the app can provide a great platform for explaining something which may otherwise be difficult to convey, in an inspiring and engaging way.

Sway lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, school and work projects, and so much more. This video, however, specifically focuses on how Sway can be used to make a tutorial - something which can be extremely valuable to teachers and students at school, at home or on the go. Perhaps an art teacher may use the tool to show a technique that students can apply in their work? Or a science teacher can demonstrate an experiment for students to recreate in their classes? With the use of navigation tools and structuring features, such as the use of headings and visual signposts, as well as the ability to integrate images or videos at key moments, Sway helps you structure whatever it may be that you are trying to say.


This tutorial clearly demonstrates how easy it is to create great, interactive content in a concise and impactful way. Whether you want your tutorial landscape or portrait view, the navigation panel allows for a one-click alteration to switch between the two. You can then use images and videos to support the story with visuals, which can be grouped or distributed as you wish throughout the Sway. Videos can be shot using any device, uploaded to YouTube or OneDrive and then simply dropped into the storyline where you're creating your content. It has never been easier to play, pause, practice and move on.

Whatever you may want to explain or teach, Sway can help you structure your ideas in a way that makes sense when it comes to both creating and using your tutorial. Sway's Remix tools and storyline layout can inspire you to learn and engage, telling your own story in a way that can teach others. Try creating a tutorial at

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