Skype - a communication tool
As a student at SLU you have access to Microsoft Skype for Business (former called Lync). With Skype you can videoconference with other students or teachers, write instant messages and share documents with other users.
What is Skype?
Skype is a communication tool that allows you and your student friends at SLU to work together no matter where you are.
- Skype provides voice / video calls, video conferencing, presence and instant messaging together in a single easy to use client.
- You can easily share documents and presentations via Skype.
- You can use Skype from your PC, tablet and smartphone with support for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Initially, support will be available for Windows.
- Benefits with Skype
- A system that continues to be maintained by the supplier.
- Better screen sharing including the ability to gain control of another user's documents
- Easy group calls without a bridge.
- Busy information from your Outlook Calendar.
- Saved chat history in Outlook.
Getting started with Skype
A guide in English on how to use Skype will be published soon.
Stay connected even when you're not at SLU
Skype allows you to stay connected even when you're not at SLU. You can connect Skype to your phone or tablet through an app. SLU has not, however, support for the Skype app.
Microsoft has its own information page where you can learn how to download the app and get started with Skype on your mobile or tablet.