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* Call transfer
 
* Call transfer
 
* Sending files
 
* Sending files
* Call and text friends directly from your Facebook News Feed and Phonebook in Skype
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* Call and text friends directly from your [[Learning Guide:Facebook|Facebook]] News Feed and Phonebook in Skype
  
 
However, you can expand the capability of Skype through purchased features to include:
 
However, you can expand the capability of Skype through purchased features to include:
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* Group video calling  
 
* Group video calling  
 
* Send text messages
 
* Send text messages
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Skype has three pricing plans; [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/prices/ free, pay as you go, and pay monthly].
  
 
==Essential Requirements==
 
==Essential Requirements==
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* An internet connection (broadband is best)
 
* An internet connection (broadband is best)
 
* A built-in or external webcam for video calls
 
* A built-in or external webcam for video calls
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Skype on your mobile phone
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* A phone capable of installing the Skype application
  
 
Skype on TV
 
Skype on TV
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** Skype-enabled 2010 Panasonic HD TV.
 
** Skype-enabled 2010 Panasonic HD TV.
 
** A Panasonic Communication Camera.
 
** A Panasonic Communication Camera.
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** A fast broadband internet connection.
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* Samsung
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** A Skype-enabled 2010 Samsung TV.
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** Freetalk TV camera for Samsung.
 
** A fast broadband internet connection.
 
** A fast broadband internet connection.
  
 
===Software===
 
===Software===
Computer
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Depending on the device you use, here are the software downloads for various devices.
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====Computer====
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/windows/ Windows]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/windows/ Windows]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/macosx/ Mac OS X]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/macosx/ Mac OS X]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/ Linux]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/ Linux]
  
Mobile
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====Mobile====
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-mobile/download/skype-for-android/ Android]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-mobile/download/skype-for-android/ Android]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-mobile/skype-mobile/blackberry/ Blackberry]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-mobile/skype-mobile/blackberry/ Blackberry]
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* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-mobile/download/iphone-for-skype/ iPhone]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-mobile/download/iphone-for-skype/ iPhone]
  
Toolbars
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====Toolbars====
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/office-toolbar/ Skype Office Toolbar]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/office-toolbar/ Skype Office Toolbar]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/email-toolbar/ Skype Email Toolbar]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/email-toolbar/ Skype Email Toolbar]
  
TV
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====TV====
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-tv/ Skype on your TV]
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-tv/ Skype on your TV]
  
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===Key Web links===
 
===Key Web links===
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====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
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Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Skype and its capabilities.
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* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/support/user-guides/ Skype User Guides]
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* [http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7032.pdf 7 things you should know about... Skype (PDF)]
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====Ideas for using Skype====
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=====Business=====
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* [http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/technology/article/5-tips-for-utilizing-skype-for-business-ben-parr 5 Tips for Utilizing Skype for Business]
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=====Education=====
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Here are a number of great ideas for using Skype in an education environment.
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* [http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/10/using-skype-in-classroom-or-just.html Using Skype in the Classroom (or just learning how to use it!)]
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* [http://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50-awesome-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/ 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom]
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* [http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/32874 Learning Beyond Walls: 21 Skype Resources]
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=====Productivity=====
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Here are a number of great ideas for improving your Skype use.
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* [http://www.voip-news.com/feature/hacking-skype-020607/ Hacking Skype: 25 Tips to Improve Your Skype Experience]
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* [http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/20_essential_tricks_and_skills_every_skype_user_should_know 20 Essential Tricks Every Skype User Should Know]
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====Emoticons====
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* [http://factoryjoe.com/projects/emoticons/ Skype Emoticons Cheatsheet v1.2.5]
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====Etiquette====
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* [http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/22/skype-etiquette/ Skype Etiquette]
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* [http://www.brighthub.com/office/home/articles/6201.aspx Stop Skype Spam]
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====Facebook====
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Here are some instructions for integrating Skype with Facebook.
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* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/features/allfeatures/facebook/ Facebook News Feed and Phonebook]
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====Microsoft Outlook and Office====
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Here are some instructions for integrating Skype into Microsoft Office products.
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* [http://www.msoutlook.info/question/411 Outlook Contacts in Skype]
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* [http://www.ehow.com/how_7291144_remove-skype-outlook-bar.html How to Remove the Skype Outlook Bar]
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====Recording====
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Here are a number of tools and techniques for recording Skype calls.
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* [http://callgraph.biz/ Skype recording, transcription, collaboration]
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* [http://voipcallrecording.com/Skype_Call_Recorder Skype Call Recorder]
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* [http://www.how-to-capture-streaming-media.com/record_skype_phone_calls/record_skype_phone_calls.htm How to Record Skype Audio and Video Calls - Use this Easy Skype Recorder]
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* [http://www.packtpub.com/article/recording-an-interview-with-skype-using-audacity-1.3 Recording an Interview with Skype using Audacity 1.3]
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* [http://www.vodburner.com/ Record Skype Video Calls and Edit for Free with Vodburner]
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* [http://www.reelseo.com/skype-video-recording/ How To Record Skype Video – Skype Video Call Recording Tools]
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====USB Drive====
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* [http://www.gruups.com/usbskype/ Getting Portable Skype on your USB Drive in 5 Easy Steps]
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====Tools====
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* [http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skype/id304878510?mt=8 SkypeBy Skype Software S.a.r.l]
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* [http://shop.skype.com/extras/ Skype Extras]
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====WordPress====
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Here is a hack for WordPress on how to show your Skype status.
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* [http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/skype-online-status/ Skype Online Status for WordPress]
  
 
===Video Tutorials===
 
===Video Tutorials===
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Here are a variety of videos that will help you get the most out of Skype.
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1mflr-kQlk Skype Explained Visually]
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* [http://www.screencast.com/users/skrabut/folders/Skype 10 Video Tutorials on How to Use Skype]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Skype]]
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[[Category:Outlook]]
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[[Category:WordPress]]
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[[Category:Learning_Guide]]

Latest revision as of 18:23, 27 June 2012

Skype

Release status: new

Description Skype is a computer application which will allow you talk to others free.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 21 October, 2010

Contents

[edit] Description

Skype is a computer application which will allow you talk to others free. With the free application, you can carry out:

  • Skype-to-Skype calls
  • Video calls
  • Conference calls (Skype users only)
  • Instant messaging
  • Screen sharing
  • Call transfer
  • Sending files
  • Call and text friends directly from your Facebook News Feed and Phonebook in Skype

However, you can expand the capability of Skype through purchased features to include:

  • Call phones and mobile phones
  • Conference calls to phones and mobile phones
  • Get a Skype number that others can call
  • Voicemail to record missed calls
  • Call forwarding, forward calls to another phone when you are not online
  • Caller ID, show it’s you calling when you call someone’s number
  • Call transfer to phones and mobile phones
  • Group video calling
  • Send text messages

Skype has three pricing plans; free, pay as you go, and pay monthly.

[edit] Essential Requirements

You can use Skype from multiple devices to include Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. You can also access Skype from various smart phones and iPads. it is possible to run Skype from your high definition TV from LG, Panasonic or Samsung.

[edit] Equipment

Skype on your computer

  • A Windows, Mac, or Linux computer
  • An internet connection (broadband is best)
  • A built-in or external webcam for video calls

Skype on your mobile phone

  • A phone capable of installing the Skype application

Skype on TV

  • Panasonic
    • Skype-enabled 2010 Panasonic HD TV.
    • A Panasonic Communication Camera.
    • A fast broadband internet connection.
  • Samsung
    • A Skype-enabled 2010 Samsung TV.
    • Freetalk TV camera for Samsung.
    • A fast broadband internet connection.

[edit] Software

Depending on the device you use, here are the software downloads for various devices.

[edit] Computer

[edit] Mobile

[edit] Toolbars

[edit] TV

[edit] Learning resources information

[edit] Reading List

[edit] Key Web links

[edit] Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Skype and its capabilities.

[edit] Ideas for using Skype

[edit] Business
[edit] Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using Skype in an education environment.

[edit] Productivity

Here are a number of great ideas for improving your Skype use.

[edit] Emoticons

[edit] Etiquette

[edit] Facebook

Here are some instructions for integrating Skype with Facebook.

[edit] Microsoft Outlook and Office

Here are some instructions for integrating Skype into Microsoft Office products.

[edit] Recording

Here are a number of tools and techniques for recording Skype calls.

[edit] USB Drive

[edit] Tools

[edit] WordPress

Here is a hack for WordPress on how to show your Skype status.

[edit] Video Tutorials

Here are a variety of videos that will help you get the most out of Skype.

[edit] References