It is important to make sure that you have the necessary equipment for utilizing Skype. This may include a webcam, microphone, and headset. In this video, learn how 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.…
The second thing to consider is a microphone.…Now, many computers have a built-in microphone…that will work fine, however, I do recommend testing it out.…One thing you don't want…to compromise on is your audio quality.…It can really difficult and annoying…to conference with someone online…when you have poor audio quality.…
- Creating a Skype account
- Adding contacts
- Making video and audio-only calls
- Sharing your screen
- Recording calls
- Messaging with Skype
- Making calls to mobile phones and landlines
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Skype
2. Skype Calls
3. Additional Ways to Utilize Skype
4. Advanced Features
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