Microsoft Sway: Add Style to Your Online Course Design

Concurrent Session 9

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Tired of boring, text-heavy content?  Looking for interactivity? Then look no further than to Sway, part of Office 365, as an easy way to create embeddable, interactive webpages.  During this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create a Sway from an existing document or template, customize viewing rights, and embed Sways.

Presenters

Dr. Linda Macaulay is an instructional designer with HJF in support of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (Bethesda, MD). She has over 15 years of experience teaching in online, blended, and traditional higher education programs. Before coming to the university, she was an Assistant Director of Instructional Technology, she taught graduate and undergraduate educational technology courses and was also an elementary teacher for eleven years. Her background in leadership for change, technology, and learning theory provides a broad base of knowledge to support faculty as they work to enhance their face-to-face, blended, and online courses with innovative teaching strategies and technology. She states that she is a "teacher first, techie second" because it is good teaching and course design that makes all the difference for student success. She lives in Landisville, PA with her son and pets and enjoys listening to Kenny Roger's music and spending time with her family to unplug and recharge. Look for her around the OLC Conference buzzing about in her red mobility scooter!

Extended Abstract

Tired of boring, text-heavy content in your online courses?  Looking for interactivity?  Have an Office 365 subscription?  Then look no further than to Sway, part of Office 365, as an easy way to create interactive web pages that you can embed in your LMS.  During this hands on workshop, we will learn how to:

  • Create a Sway from an existing document.
  • Create a Sway from a template.
  • Customize view rights for a Sway.
  • Embed Sways in an LMS or other website.