What is Skype?

Skype is an online meeting space that allows for tele/video conferencing, along with screen sharing and instant messaging (IM). Messaging, meetings, and screen sharing all in one app that works with Office. What exactly does this mean?

  • Tele/video conferencing – a basic “Skype call” allows you to have a meeting online. When using a headset, you’ll be hands free and there is no need for speaker phone. The audio is very clear and if you want to use video too- you can!
  • Screen sharing – while in a Skype call, a great feature is the ability to screen share. This can be to share information with everyone in the meeting (perhaps the meeting agenda, or a file containing important data that everyone should see), or it can be to troubleshoot computer problems.
  • Instant Messaging (IM) – allows you to send a quick message to other UMB employees. It’s quicker than e-mail or making a phone call and a Skype pop-up box appears on the recipients computer screen so that they can’t miss it.

We encourage you to access and start using Skype! It can make communicating with your fellow co-workers a lot easier and quicker. To help you, the Enterprise Training Group provides both training opportunities and resources. For more information, please visit the Office 365 website.

  
Sarah Steinberg Collaboration, TechnologyJuly 6, 20170 commentsCenter for Information Technology Services, technology, video services.

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