Skype for Business (S4B) helps you stay connected to the people who are important to you via instant messaging, email, audio and video calls, and online meetings and presentations. You can connect to all students, faculty and staff at LETU along with users of the standard Skype product. Continue reading (and watching the videos) below to learn more about what S4B can do and how it could help you!
Ready to Launch Skype for Business?
Adding Contacts outside LETU
With Skype for Business (S4B) you can message both users of Skype for Business at other schools and organizations, as well as standard Skype users worldwide. However it's important to add the contact correctly for each type of user since S4B doesn't automatically pick the correct directory.
Are you looking for a Webcam or headset?
For personal use by Students, Faculty or Staff:
Built-in: If you have a laptop or tablet you may already have a built-in camera/microphone which will work.
Headset: You do not need a headset unless you need privacy not provided by your speakers or the microphone built into your camera or portable device. Should you desire a headset, any USB headset compatible with your device should work. Major retailers such as Amazon have a wide range of corded and bluetooth cordless headsets.
For Faculty or Staff on LETU-managed computers:
What features are available on Skype for Business?
Ready to learn More about Skype for Business?
Just a super efficient way to quickly connect with co-workers and business partners! Skype for Business is IM, calling, video calling, and sharing and collaboration all rolled into one package.
We'll show you the basics, then check out the links below for details.
Here's what the main page of the app looks like. (Want to learn how to add a contact?)
When you hover over a contact's picture, a quick menu appears.
If you click the IM button, you'll get the conversation window.
TIP You can also just double-click a contact's picture to open the conversation window and start an IM.
Here's what the conversation (IM) window looks like. (Want to learn how to send an IM?)
And here's what the meeting window looks like. (Want to learn how to share your desktop or a program?)
The Skype for Business UI is pretty intuitive, so playing around with the app is a fun way to learn. Want more? Here are some help topics to get you started.
Add a contact in Skype for Business (TIP: You can add both LETU users and public Skype users to your contact list)