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Microsoft Sway Logo.Want to create a unique, yet useful digital portfolio or presentation? Work smart, not hard. Sway is an easy-to-use app from Microsoft Office designed for creation, collaboration, and sharing interactive portfolios, personal stories, presentations, and more.


  • Embed documents, videos, audio, and more
  • Use the built-in design engine or customize your own layout 
  • Change your Sway as often as you like
  • Offer Accessibility View, Closed-Captions, and Autoplay
  • Select your audience and choose their permissions
  • Share via URL, embed, or social media
  • Export to PDF or Word
  • Protect your Sway with a password

UAB faculty, staff, and students have access to Microsoft Office 365, which includes Sway — with cloud accessibility, where each user also has 1TB of storage in a OneDrive account. More information can be found on UAB IT's Microsoft Office page.

Access Microsoft Sway

Access Web App

  • Visit sway.office.com and click Sign in.
  • Use your BlazerID@uab.edu (do not use an alias) and password, if asked.
  • You will be taken to UAB’s Single Sign On page, or you may be directed to the Sway Homepage.
  • What are the system requirements for Sway?

    For details about supported browsers and available Sway apps, see system requirements for Office.

  • Who can I share my Sway with?

    The Share menu in Sway allows you to share your Sway with specific people, UAB organization, or anyone with the link (public). Learn more about how to share your Sway.

  • Can I download or print a Sway?

    With Print and Export, you can take your Sway wherever you go. You can have an offline backup for unplanned moments without internet access, and you can physically share your Sway with others.

    Print your Sway to create a paper copy. Export your Sway to Word or PDF document to have the convenience of a file for editing or offline viewing.

    Print a Sway

    To print your Sway, go to the … menu in the top right and select Print. Sway creates a PDF that you can print for paper viewing. Print is handy for presentation notes, as well as handouts for meetings and classrooms.

    Screenshot of print in Sway menu.

    Export a Sway to Word or PDF

    To export your Sway, go to the … menu in the top right and select Export. Sway gives you the option to export to a Word document or a PDF. You can open your document in Word or a PDF editor and modify or reformat the text and media.

  • How can a Sway be submitted to Canvas?

    Instructors can create a Canvas assignment and enable Website URL as an Online Entry option.

    Screenshot of submission type window.

    Students can then publish their Sway publicly and submit the URL to the Canvas assignment.

    Screenshot of Website URL window.

Microsoft Community

  • View and post questions in the Sway Community forums to get free technical assistance from experienced Sway users and members of the Sway product team.
  • Visit the Answer Desk for a list of additional Support options.


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