Information for Pace Students, Faculty, and Staff
Using your Windows or Mac computer, Skype for Business provides:
- Instant Messaging
- Audio & Video
- Web Conferencing
This service includes the capability of joining a conference from any on-campus (dial **8) or off-campus phone (call 914-597-8500). External callers will not need to call the operators in order to be transferred into a meeting that is set up using Skype for Business like you do with internal conference calls (**6) that are currently set up through Pace's Alcatel Phone system. In addition, this feature does not require payment for usage like the Genesys Conferencing system.
If you want to lead a meeting from the phone by dialing a meeting access number, you need to enter your PIN to start the meeting. You should receive your individual PIN and other details via email. You can also visit http://dialin.pace.edu/ to access the Dial-in Conferencing Settings and PIN Management page (login required).
Phone Conference Call Instructions – This short document contains the steps to set up and join a conference call via phone only.
Skype for Business Conference Call – This is optional. For those interested in scheduling and joining calls via Skype for Business and MS Outlook, this document contains additional steps to do that.
Using your PIN to Create/Join a Meeting
- Hosting a Meeting
- Joining a Locked Meeting
- Managing your PIN
Creating a Meeting
- Using Outlook
- Using Meet Now
Joining a Meeting
- In the Skype for Business main window, in your Contacts list, hold down the Ctrl key, and then click the contacts that you want to call
- Right-click any one of the selected contacts, point to Start a Conference Call, and then click Skype Call
Information for Guests and Visitors
Outside participants who need to join an online Skype for Business meeting can use the Skype for Business Web App. Skype for Business Web App allows the participants to use instant messaging (IM) and PC audio/video communication; collaborate on a whiteboard; share the computer screen, or PowerPoint slides; send file attachments; and conduct polling of meeting participants. The participants also have the option to join the audio portion of the meeting using the dial-in access phone number and Conference ID, which are included in the calendar meeting invite. Skype for Business Web App requires a plugin to be installed on the computer. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X.
NOTE: At this time, dial-in conferencing is only available for meetings organized by staff and faculty.
Installing Skype for Business Web App
The Skype for Business meeting organizer will need to provide external participants with a meeting hyperlink sent via email or calendar invitation to connect to the online Skype for Business meeting. The external participants will have to click the meeting hyperlink in their email invitation to install and/or launch Skype for Business Web App plugin on the browser. After installing the plugin participants are able to join the Skype meeting.