The Classroom Support team supports Skype for Business as a web conferencing option. Skype for Business is similar to the consumer version of Skype and other web conferencing platforms, but is more secure and allows you more flexibility in features.

People you invite to Skype for Business online meetings can either use the full Skype for Business software (if they are university affiliates with ONYENs) or a smaller web application. The web application allows guests from outside of the university to connect without an ONYEN, and has most of the functionality of the full application, including audio/video sharing and desktop sharing.

For more general information on Skype for Business, visit the product page on the Skype website.

Skype for Business Features

Skype for Business has many features for conducting a meeting online. Some of the most typical used include:

  • Audio and Video broadcast
    The Skype for Business Web App allows people to attend meetings or view presentations right from their browsers.
    • To broadcast audio and or video, you will require a microphone and/or web camera. We have limited┬áresources to provide for this. Please consult with us in advance if you want to do this so that we can find a solution for you.
    • Please note only audio from the microphone will be transmitted through Skype.
  • Instant Messaging
  • Desktop Sharing
    • Desktop sharing also allows remote control
  • Live polling
  • File Sharing
  • Interactive Online Whiteboard
  • Security

Resources for Setting Up Skype for Business

Microsoft Lync has been rebranded as Skype for Business. Documentation for this version of the software is available below.