Getting Started with Skype

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This brief tutorial illustrates how to download and install Skype, which will be used for small group conversations in this class.

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Getting Started with Skype

  1. 1. What is Skype?Skype allows users to communicate with peersby voice using a microphone, video by using awebcam, and instant messaging over the internet.
  2. 2. Step 1: Install Skype on your computer Windows XP, Vista, 7 Windows 81). Go to www.skype.com , select Get Skype to download (it should be country andlanguage specific, e.g. for the USA,:
  3. 3. Step 1: Install Skype on your computer General Installation Flow Chart1). Open the downloaded file, open and click Yes
  4. 4. Step 1: Install Skype on your computer 2) Select your language then click on I agree
  5. 5. Step 1: Install Skype on your computer 3) Select Continue for next two steps (Skype Click to Call and Bing search engine are both optional)
  6. 6. Step 2: Make a Skype account If you DON’T have Windows Live, Facebook or Skype account, follow “Step 2” If you already have one of the above, go to “Step 3” Go to www.skype.com and select Sign In from top right-hand corner of the page Select Create an account tab
  7. 7. Step 2: Make a Skype account Enter your First Name, Last Name and Email AddressEnter the required fields (Country/Region and Language)
  8. 8. Step 2: Make a Skype account Enter your Skype Name and Password  Type the text shown within the box then select I agree
  9. 9. Step 2: Make a Skype account You should see a following screen if you’ve successfully created your Skype account * Your account name
  10. 10. Step 3: Open Skype Enter your Skype Name and Password (Refer to slide 8 if you forgot what the Skype Name and its password is)
  11. 11. Step 4: Setup the Speaker, Microphone and VideoYou should be able to You should be able to see green You should be able to seehear a sound when you bar moving up and down when yourself on the screenpress this you speak to your microphone
  12. 12. Step 5: Start using Skype
  13. 13. Step 6: Add Contact From toolbar, go to Contacts then select Add Contact List of your contacts
  14. 14. Step 6: Add Contact Enter the following information then select Add Target’s Email Target’s Phone number Target’s Full name Target’s Skype Name
  15. 15. Step 7: Make a video call Select your target and click on Video call No PhotoList of your contacts

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