Skype is a free downloadable program, which enables users to make free Internet calls, instant message, and video chat. Often, Skype is used to make calls to an individual client, friend, or family member. Free features include:
Skype also has a variety of other features, which are accessible when you buy Skype credit. However, even without Skype credit, Skype is still very useful for video and voice calling at Luther.
We recommend using Google Hangouts (up to 10 people) or Skype (up to 25 people) for video conferencing sessions. When you're wanting a more structured, controlled environment, GoToMeeting (up to 100 people) is ideal. Google Hangouts and Skype sessions may be initiated by the Luther community at any time; GoToMeeting sessions require advance notification and setup by ITS.
1. Download and install Skype using the instructions provided.
2. Install Skype using the instructions provided.
Skype has provided excellent directions on their website on using Getting Help with Skype. Most instructions are applicable for both the Windows and Macintosh versions.