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Using Skype. Connect session , oct 09. Basics. Free download from http://www.skype.com/ Skype-to-Skype calls are free Includes International calls Video is free (disabled on conference calls) Need a good internet connection Conference calls are free: 25 person limit

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Using skype

Using Skype

Connect session, oct 09


Basics

Basics

  • Free download from http://www.skype.com/

  • Skype-to-Skype calls are free

    • Includes International calls

  • Video is free (disabled on conference calls)

    • Need a good internet connection

  • Conference calls are free: 25 person limit

    • Create a group, or add callers on the fly

    • Call originator needs good internet connection and a good computer


Basics1

Basics

  • IM and file transfers too

  • You should have a Logitech camera and microphone already

    • Headset gives better quality sound (you should have one of those too)

    • Contact Ruth Willson to get one


Setup

Setup

  • Download skypesetup.exe and double-click it

  • Create account: name, Skype name, password, email

    • Skype name: Extension convention is first.last followed by last 4 digits of your phone number

    • e.g. jeff.wood2262

  • “Check your sound” button lets you test speaker, microphone, video

    • Good idea to do up front

    • Call “Sound test service” for further testing


Setting up camera and microphone

Setting up Camera and Microphone

  • Tools>Options>General to set microphone, speaker, and video source

  • Audio settings: uncheck auto-adjust to set volume of mic and speakers

  • Video settings: brings up Logitech settings dialogue box

    • Set video zoom, position, brightness

    • Take Skype snapshot here too

    • To auto-turn on video: Calls>Call settings>Advanced options


Privacy settings

Privacy settings

Tools>Options>Privacy

Limit people contacting you to Contacts list or you’ll have a LOT of friends with questionable motives


Adding contacts

Adding Contacts

  • Contacts>New contacts

  • Same as Find dialogue box

  • It’ll return all possible matches, so you may need to narrow it down

  • To import a list:

    • Contacts>Advanced>Restore Contacts from file

  • Entire Extension contact list available at:

    • Faculty and Staff Resources>Computer Support Resources>Skype Contact list


Calling

Calling

Select Contact

Click Call or Video call buttons

Contact has option to answer with video

Click red phone icon to hang up


Conference calls

Conference calls

  • On the fly:

    • “Add People” button in the upper right-hand corner

    • 24 maximum

    • Call Initiator needs a GOOD processor

  • Create group beforehand:

    • Contacts>Create New Group

    • Drag contacts into the box at top

    • Name the Group

    • It’ll show up in Contacts list


Instant messaging and file transfers

Instant Messaging and File Transfers

  • Conversation>Send

  • Be aware, file transfers are slow

  • IM is useful, particularly when…

    • someone is trying to configure their sound, or needs help with the call

    • Large group conference call


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