Creating a Skype Meeting

With Office 365, all Drexel faculty, staff and students receive a free Skype for Business account which can be used at will for online meetings. Additionally, all Skype accounts come with a free conference telephone line which can be used to call in if a participant is unable to connect via computer/phone app.

To create a Skype Meeting, you must have Skype for Business installed on your computer. If you do not, please refer to the How to Install Skype for Business article.

Windows 10 Users

  1. Launch Outlook.
  2. Browse to your calendar.
  3. From the Home ribbon, select New Skype Meeting.
  4. Complete the appointment form being sure to invite any desired participants.
  5. Select Send.

macOS Users

  1. Launch Outlook.
  2. Browse to your calendar.
  3. From the Home ribbon, select Meeting.
  4. In the Organizer Meeting ribbon, select Skype Meeting.
  5. Complete the appointment form being sure to invite any desired participants.
  6. Select Send.

Office 365 Online

  1. Browse to http://portal.office.com.
  2. Sign on using your Drexel credentials.
  3. Select the Outlook tile.
  4. Browse to your calendar.
  5. From the top toolbar, select +New.
  6. From the new top toolbar, select Add Skype meeting.
  7. Complete the appointment form being sure to invite any desired participants.
  8. From the top toolbar, select Save.

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