It is important to make sure that you have the necessary equipment for utilizing Skype. This may include a webcam, microphone, and headset. Ensuring that you have the correct equipment will allow you to take advantage of the many features and improve your experience.
- [Instructor] Before we dive in and start using Skype,…I want to mention some of the equipment…that you'll want to consider.…This includes a webcam, a microphone, and headphones.…First, there is the webcam.…If you plan to use Skype for video conferencing,…you'll need to have a webcam.…Many people have a webcam built into their computer,…and, if so, this will work.…If not, you'll likely want to look into purchasing a webcam…that connects by USB.…An example of this would be the Logitech C270.…This is a decent webcam that would work well…for video conferencing.…
You could spend anywhere from $15…to a couple hundred dollars on a webcam,…but, for most purposes,…you don't need a really high quality webcam.…I've had a lot of luck with Logitech webcams…and if I scroll down here,…you'll see a comparison chart…of some of their different models.…Now, they do vary a lot in price…depending on the video quality…and features that you may want.…The second thing to consider is a microphone.…Now, many computers have a built-in microphone…
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- Creating a Skype account
- Adding contacts
- Making video and audio-only calls
- Sharing your screen
- Messaging with Skype
- Making calls to mobile phones and landlines
- Using Skype Translator