Sway as a Potential Replacement for Office Mix?

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I am currently working to deliver a series of videos, PDFs / images and interactive polls to provide a compelling learning experience. Needs include being able to go at your own pace, be customizable from org to org (not all items are relevant to the given audience), easily distributed with some analytics and fairly seamless interactivity. 

 

I've been using Office Mix up until the recent announcement that the service would be discontinued. The alternative offered is Stream. Stream lacks support for the key elements of the project. Sway accommodates many of the project needs but fails to be easily distributed by multiple individuals to a variety of audiences. Inviting others to duplicate and distribute another copy of the Sway is not as straightforward as sharing a file. 

 

I was hopeful that I could get close to replicating the Office Mix experience by leveraging the best of Office 365 (Sway & Forms). The hurdles in making sense of sharing and duplicating make this a missed opportunity for Sway. 

 

How have others overcome these points of friction?

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From the way that I use these two applications, my suggestion would be to have the Sway+Form in question shared with everyone, and then embed the link to each on a simple webpage or sharepoint site, where those you wish to see the Sway in question can navigate to it directly from the webpage with the link or be sent the link directly. 

 

Via DNS, you could have a subdomain forward to the URL of the sway or form (this will work if it is not masked/permanent). 

 

Via these options, though you've shared the Form and Sway for all to see, you can have specific control over how people are accessing them as well as get analytics reporting on that information. 

 

Hope this helps!