What is Skype?

Skype offers variety of features such as video conference calls, messaging tools, and more.

How is Skype applied in learning environments?

Instructors may video conference or instant message with colleagues and students at any time.

Is Skype supported by UW-Stout?

No, Skype is not supported by UW-Stout staff, but some instructors are using Skype independently.


Free and paid subscription packages.

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Required Skill Level: Beginner
Benefits: Easy-to-use, synchronous
Challenges: Quirky, depending on net speed. Requires paid subscription for extended features.

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