Skype for Business is included in the Office 365 student subscription.
Skype for Business is the
instant messaging app on campus Windows and Mac systems. Also, in collaboration with your Outlook calendar, Skype shows your presence status: Available (green), Away (yellow), Offline (gray), Do Not Disturb (red), etc.
Skype for Business is part of the latest software image for ECU computers. Mac users can also download the installation file and certificates from the
ECU Download Center.
To learn more about Skype's IM features, visit this
Skype IM tutorial.
Type a name into the find someone text box. Right-click the name to add that person to a contact group.
Easily determine someone's availability by checking for a green check next to their avatar (picture) in Outlook or Skype for Business. Red or yellow indicates that person is unavailable. Presence is determined by your ECU calendar, or you can manually update your status through Skype for Business.
Double-click or right-click a contact name and type your message into the text box. Enter sends the message. Right-click a user's name in an email to add their name as a Skype for Business contact.
Introduction to Skype for Business (01:40) | Presence and IM (1:38) | Presence and IM Quick Start Guide (pdf)
To invite more contacts to a conversation - click the participant button in the text interface or use the keyboard shortcut, ALT+V.
See this screen shot.
Share a file during a conference or IM conversation from within the chat window. Click the window button and choose the paper clip icon under the Attachment tab.
From the Share drop-down menu, choose Open Stage.
Once shared, participants can edit a spreadsheet or document together, show a video or PowerPoint presentation.
Participants brainstorm simultaneously using the whiteboard. Annotation tools are at the bottom of the window.
Ask the participants' opinion!
Allow other participants to begin presenting your open document using their mouse and keyboard. Stop sharing at any time with the click of a button. Note: If you give control of your computer to another participant, that presenter has control of your whole computer.
Image: Present your desktop
Meet and Share using Skype for Business (1:37) |
Sharing and Collaboration (pdf