Skype in Classrooms


Skype and other audio/video chat programs continue to grow in popularity. However these types of programs, and specifically Skype, pose specific security, privacy, and support challenges in the classrooms at UCF. This is complicated by the fact that there are also a lot of changes taking place among these software vendors right now. For instance, Microsoft has bought Skype and it’s future as a stand-alone application is in doubt.

However if you wish to use Skype or a similar application in your classroom we encourage you to bring in a mobile device (laptop, phone, tablet, etc.) that you control. You can connect a mobile device to all of UCF’s multimedia classroom systems to share audio and video content with everyone in the room. If you are unsure how to do this please contact us and we will set up a time to meet with you. A connector or cable may be required, depending on your specific device, and we can help you choose one from the Technology Product Center that will meet your needs.