Learn how to use Skype, the free tool for audio and videoconferencing, screen sharing, and instant messaging, at home, in the classroom, or for business.
- [Oliver] In the digital age, we have access to tools which have revolutionized the ways that we're able to communicate. One of those tools is Skype. The most common use of Skype is for video conferencing, whether connecting with friends or family, meeting with clients, or conducting meetings, Skype provides you with the ability to place free video calls, allowing you to connect and communicate with people from anywhere in the world. Skype also provides ways in which you can share your screen, share files and images, record calls, and more. And Skype has many other uses.
You can place low-cost phone calls and send text messages, which is an especially cost-effective way to communicate internationally. You can utilize artificial intelligence in the form of Skype bots to help you with a number of different tasks. You can also use Skype Translator to break down language barriers and much more. I'm Oliver Schinkten, staff author at LinkedIn, and my goal in this course is to provide a brief overview of the Skype platform and show you how you can begin utilizing some of these features. I invite you to join me as we explore some of the hype about Skype.
- 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