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Conferencing: Skype for Business

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Skype for Business is one of the conferencing/communication tools used at UW-Eau Claire, allowing people to message, call, video conference, and share their computer desktop through the Skype application. Launch and login to Skype for business prior to launching Outlook. If you launch it afterwords, Outlook may ask you to quit and reopen. Contents:

Installing Skype for Business

If it is not installed on a campus computer please contact LTS Help Desk for further help and information.

For personal devices download office products through https://office365.uwec.ed. If there are any issues please contact LTS Help Desk for further instructions

Schedule a Meeting Using Outlook

  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click New Items.
  3. Select Meeting.
  4. Click Skype Meeting.
    Click Skype Meeting
  5. Type the subject of the meeting.
  6. Select when the meeting will happen.
  7. Click Send.
    Click Send

    An invitation will be sent to those invited.
    Email invitation

Schedule a Meeting Using Outlook on Macs

  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click New Items.
  3. Select Meeting.
    Select Meeting
  4. Click Skype Meeting.
  5. Type the email addresses of everyone invited to the meeting.
  6. Type the subject of the meeting.
  7. Select when the meeting will happen.
  8. Click Send.
    Click Send

Joining a Skype Meeting

In order to join a meeting, you must accept the invitation.

  1. Select the meeting in Outlook's Calender.
  2. Click Join Skype Meeting.
    Outlook Calendar and Join Skype Meeting

    NOTE: For Macs, click Join Online after selecting the meeting.
    Click Join Online

  3. Select the appropriate Join Meeting Audio option for the meeting.
  4. Click OK.

    NOTE: If you choose not to use the full audio and video experience or join audio, dial into the Skype meeting by dialing the phone number provided in the email and entering the conference ID provided in the body of the Meeting message.
    Dial in code

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