University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Video Conferencing

Webcams are available for checkout from your department and the SOE Help Desk.

Skype and Skype for Business is installed on all SOE computers.

Skype for Business services are available to all University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff.

What's the difference between the consumer version of Skype and Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)?

Skype Skype for Business
  • One-to-one conferencing
  • Desktop sharing
  • Charge for landline calls
  • Limited to 25 audio participants
  • Requires users to create a personal account
  • One-to-one or one-to-many conferencing
  • Desktop sharing
  • Allows recording and archiving
  • Charge for landline calls
  • Up to 250 audio participants
  • Integrates with Office 365 and Outlook
  • Everyone at Pitt already has an account