What You Need for Skype:
- A computer with a camera (webcam). Skype is a video conference tool; in order to make use of the video, you need either a laptop with a built-in camera, or a desktop computer and a webcam.
- You can use a tablet or your phone, but it’s not recommended – it’s much harder to focus on your lesson if you’re trying to use a handheld device. Laptop or desktop computers allow you to chat, follow along, and open documents much more easily
- Headphones may make it easier to focus without distractions
- A quality internet connection – test it first, if you’re in an unfamiliar place or you’re not sure
- A private, quiet spot to take your lesson – coffee shops and other public places are too noisy
- The Skype software itself!
Getting Set Up with Skype:
Here are instructions for setting up Skype:
- Download Skype here and install it on your device
- Launch the program and choose to Create a New Account; you’ll be walked through the process
- Sign in – for more instructions visit the Skype Support page.
Chatting In Skype:
Skype has a chat box, where we can send instant messages during our lessons. Click here for instructions on how to chat using Skype.