This site can help kids learn the importance of face-to-face interaction.
Skype isn't perfect, but it can be an amazing tool for kids to learn about communicating with others.
Please see the Recommended Skype for Business Devices page for information on purchasing Skype for Business compatible devices.
Skype for Business is not designed to be used with shared accounts for the purpose of instant messaging and presence.
Please see our Knowledge Base article for more information. KU has implemented "open federation," which means you can connect with other Skype for Business users at more than 800 institutions around the world that also have open federation.
If you're not sure if the other person's organization has open federation, contact them first by phone or email to ask.
We will be investigating solutions for chat-based “service desk” type functionality as a later phase of the Skype for Business project. There are two options to place calls off campus: 1) If you have a laptop computer, you can place calls via Skype for Business anywhere you have an Internet connection using a Skype for Business headset, or other compatible device, or your computer's microphone and speakers .
2) You can also download the Skype for Business mobile app to place calls from your work phone number via your mobile device.
Reading people's faces and hearing their tone of voice are dimensions of communication that email and text messaging don't capture.Skype-to-Skype communication is a term we use to denote a direct connection between two Skype for Business clients for the purposes of voice, video, chat and/or desktop sharing.Skype-to-Skype communication does not use the campus or public telephone network, so calls can only be made to other Skype for Business users at this time.You will receive notification via email in advance of your unit's transition to Skype for Business phone service.You will know when the transition is complete when your Avaya or Cisco telephone no longer has dial tone.