Virtual Teaching Using Skype


Teacher Tools

Record Class


File Share


Chat Box

Reaction Icons


Screen Share

Video & Audio

Everything You Need to Get Started

  1. Start by going to

  2. Select the correct device and download.

  3. Go to the Downloads folder on your computer and select the Skype installation package.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Skype.

  1. Double click on the Skype application icon to open.

  2. Click on the Let's go button.

  3. You will need a Skype or Microsoft account (ex: gmail account) to use Skype. Select the Sign in or create button and then add necessary details.

  1. Click on the "+ Contact" button in the left panel.

  2. Search for your learners by typing their name in the Find people bar. You also have the ability to Invite your learners to Skype.

  3. Add your learners to your account by clicking on the Add button.

  1. You have the ability to send and receive messages to your learners prior to the lesson. Feel free to send a message to ask if your learner is ready prior to starting the video call.

  1. Click on the three dots at the top left of the screen next to your name and select Settings.

  2. Select Audio & Video and make sure your audio and webcam are working.

  3. Select the Video Call icon on the top right of your screen. Your student will want to answer the call using video as well.

  4. If you would like to see the chat during your lesson, select the Open Conversation icon to the bottom right of your screen.

  1. During your lesson, select the Open Conversation icon to the bottom right of your screen.

  2. At the bottom right of the chat panel, select the Add Files icon. If you do not see this icon, sleect the three dots and select from the list.

  3. Select the file you would like to share and select Open.

  4. You can add a message along with sending the file. Click the arrow to send.

  1. Select the Share Screen icon (two overlapping boxes) to the right of the Open Chat icon.

  2. If you have multiple monitors, select the screen you would like to use.

  3. Click on the Share Screen button. As soon as you click this button, your learner will be able to see your screen.

  4. Minimize Skype and open the document you would like to share with your learner.

  5. When you want to stop sharing your screen, open Skype and click on the Screen Share icon.

  6. Select Stop sharing.