Using Skype and Skype for Business

Skype for Business

What is Skype for Business?



Skype for business is preloaded with your district email account. You can access skype for business using any district computer, or by downloading the skype for business app on your phone.

This is a very good tool for connecting with other teacher and classrooms within the district.



Pros

Preloaded on district computers

Easy to connect with other DMPS employees.

Can connect up to 250 people at the same time

You can do screen shares and share notes and documents and have multiple presenters

Cons

You can only connect with other people that use Skype for business accounts or those that have a "connected" Microsoft Skype account.

"Traditional" Skype

This is the original skype program.

You can either download the application, or use the web version called Skype for web.

Both are available at Skype.com

You will need to create a personal Skype account to use this program. Simply click on the green button "Get Skype " at Skype.com

If you are in your iPad or iPhone you'll also see a link to the app.


Pros

Simple to use

Able to reach more skype users

Cons

You may have people attempt to contact you with spam or invitations with other questionable offers.

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