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 Meet (up to 50 people) or Skype (up to 25 people) for video conferencing sessions. When you're wanting a more structured, controlled environment, Zoom (up to 100 people) is ideal.
Faculty, staff, and students can start a Google Hangouts Meet, Skype or Zoom Basic session at any time. Zoom Pro sessions require advance notification and setup by ITS.
Zoom Pro sessions require advance notification and setup by ITS.
Download and install Skype using the instructions provided on their website at Download Skype.
Skype has provided excellent directions on their website at Skype Help.
Webcams and tripods are available for checkout from the Circulation Desk in Preus Library. These webcams have a built in microphone. ITS also has two conference carts that may be requested to be set up through help.luther.edu.