Video Conferencing Options:
Which option is best for you? Review the guide: When to use Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom
Skype for Business
Skype for Business allows you to communicate through text chat, voice calls, video calls, and online meetings. You may also use Skype for Business for your telephony needs if your department has transitioned to it.
- Learn how to use Skype for instant messaging, to make calls, create or join online meetings, and more, with the Skype quick start guide for Windows machines.
- Find additional Skype for Business support
- Note: Do not use Skype for Business on a remote computer (e.g., Remote Desktop) as you may experience audio/video issues.
Zoom is a web video conferencing solution. Learn how to log in, host online meetings, and more on the Zoom web conferencing page. Review the Zoom privacy settings tips page for creating a secure Zoom session and the steps you can take to reduce the possibility of unwelcome guests joining your meeting.
- Note: Do not use Zoom through a remote computer (e.g., Remote Desktop) as you may experience audio/video issues.
Microsoft Teams is your online Office 365 hub for teamwork, online meetings, or chat. It is an app that helps you and your team have real-time conversations using chat or video chat, securely share and collaborate on files, and plan meetings or projects with others at the University of Iowa or with guest collaborators.
- Find additional support and learn more about Microsoft Teams.
- Note: Do not use Microsoft Teams for audio/video calls through a remote computer (e.g., Remote Desktop) as you may experience audio/video issues.
Additional Online Meeting Resources
- Hybrid and virtual meeting guide (PDF)
- Online meeting etiquette: Follow these meeting etiquette tips to make your online meetings more productive and enjoyable for all participants.
- Leading Virtual Meetings video tutorial through LinkedIn Learning (32 min course)