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====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
 
* [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/support/user-guides/ Skype User Guides]
 
* [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.
 
* [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!)]
 
* [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!)]
* [http://www.voip-news.com/feature/hacking-skype-020607/ Hacking Skype: 25 Tips to Improve Your Skype Experience]
 
* [http://callgraph.biz/ Skype recording, transcription, collaboration]
 
* [http://voipcallrecording.com/Skype_Call_Recorder Skype Call Recorder]
 
 
* [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]
 
* [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]
 
* [http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/32874 Learning Beyond Walls: 21 Skype Resources]
 
* [http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/32874 Learning Beyond Walls: 21 Skype Resources]
* [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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=====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====
 
* [http://factoryjoe.com/projects/emoticons/ Skype Emoticons Cheatsheet v1.2.5]
 
* [http://factoryjoe.com/projects/emoticons/ Skype Emoticons Cheatsheet v1.2.5]
* [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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====Etiquette====
* [http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skype/id304878510?mt=8 SkypeBy Skype Software S.a.r.l]
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* [http://www.gruups.com/usbskype/ Getting Portable Skype on your USB Drive in 5 Easy Steps]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1mflr-kQlk Skype Explained Visually]
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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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* [http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/22/skype-etiquette/ Skype Etiquette]
 
* [http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/22/skype-etiquette/ Skype Etiquette]
* [http://www.vodburner.com/ Record Skype Video Calls and Edit for Free with Vodburner]
 
* [http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/skype-online-status/ Skype Online Status for WordPress]
 
 
* [http://www.brighthub.com/office/home/articles/6201.aspx Stop Skype Spam]
 
* [http://www.brighthub.com/office/home/articles/6201.aspx Stop Skype Spam]
* [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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* [http://shop.skype.com/extras/ Skype Extras]
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====Microsoft Outlook and Office====
 
* [http://www.msoutlook.info/question/411 Outlook Contacts in Skype]
 
* [http://www.msoutlook.info/question/411 Outlook Contacts in Skype]
 
* [http://www.ehow.com/how_7291144_remove-skype-outlook-bar.html How to Remove the Skype Outlook Bar]
 
* [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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* [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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====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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* [http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/skype-online-status/ Skype Online Status for WordPress]
  
 
===Video Tutorials===
 
===Video Tutorials===
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 12:13, 22 October 2010

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

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.

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.

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.

Software

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

Computer

Mobile

Toolbars

TV

Learning resources information

Reading List

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Ideas for using Skype

Business
Education

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

Productivity

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

Emoticons

Etiquette

Microsoft Outlook and Office

Recording

USB Drive

Tools

WordPress

Video Tutorials

References