Making Library Online Tutorials Rock by Office Sway

Tuesday, March 19 | 2:45PM–4:15PM ET | West Prefunction- Poster10
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
From screen captivate software to digital storytelling application, librarians are always looking for the best way to make interactive online tutorials in order to help students master the information literacy skills. We focused on Office Sway because it perfectly meets our expectation and budget. Sway is an easy-to-use app from Microsoft Office that's free to use for anyone with a Microsoft Account. We use Sway to create tutorials including “How to navigate databases,” “How to locate journals by title,” and more. Since learners can control the pace of learning, better learning outcomes are expected.

Outcomes: Learn how to use the free app Sway to make interactive library tutorials * Learn how to embed the tutorials into library websites or LibGuides * Learn how to choose the tutorial software best for your library


  • Shu Qian

    Teaching and Learning Librarian, Worcester State University