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.