243 – Sway

DOWN 41 places in 2021

Microsoft’s Sway is a free app to create web content. You can embed a variety of resources into Sway, e.g. images, audio, video, maps, animations, etc, and then share it online.

Website: sway.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning:
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 141
Top 150 Tools for
Education: 117

Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 142 2019: 94 2018: 70 2017: 59 2016: 59 2015: 70 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on Sway in 2021

“Simple to use and works online for those with access to it.” Digital Learning Developer, UK

Previous comments

“Sway is an easy tool to make online interactive presentations. I use it to make online manuals to support my workshops.” Teacher Trainer, Netherlands, 2019

“I often use Sway for building content which will be accessed online as its visual appeal is superior to powerpoint.” Lecturer, UK, 2019

“Very easy to use to make beautiful presentations.” Project Manager for Digital Learning, France, 2019

“It’s a great tool that is easy to use and hassle free. I love that there are templates there already that you can edit, or you can create your own from scratch. Sway is also a prominent feature of our new online staff induction. I love it!” Learning & Development Consultant, UK, 2019

Quick Guide to Sway 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Sway for teaching, training, learning and development.

Access to the Quick Guides is currently only for registered users. Registration will open up again shortly.