Office 365: Working with Skype for Business
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This course is for University of Plymouth staff only

Skype for Business is now available for staff, students and researchers.

Introduction to Skype for Business

  • Do you need to catch up with students out on placement?
  • Are you working on a project with staff at another University or external company?
  • Is your team based across multiple campuses?
  • Do you need to conduct interviews without having to travel?

 What is Skype for Business?

Skype for Business is part of Office 365  – it is an online communications tool that allows you to work together with instant messaging, audio and video conferencing, online meetings and webinars, and easy sharing with University staff, students and externals.

This session explores how to use it and how it can help you with your University work.

Who should attend this course?

This course is aimed at any members of staff who need to communicate and collaborate with other staff, students and people external to the University.


Prior knowledge of using a PC or Mac is essential to benefit from this course.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to setup and host a Skype for Business meeting and manage Skype contacts.

The course will cover:

  • What is Skype for Business?
  • What do I need to use it?
  • How can it help me?
  • Instant Messaging
  • Running a Skype for Business meeting
  • Document collaboration and note taking
  • Good practice
  • Further help and information

Book your place using this direct link via Employee Self Service. Please note sessions may be cancelled if there are fewer than six booked attendees.

For enquiries about this course please contact us. If you are unable to attend your training session, please cancel in advance via Employee Self Service.

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Skype for Business online help

For further information on how to use Skype for Business including:

  • training guides
  • online videos
  • useful links.

See the Skype for Business online help page.