Video calls at your desk
You can make video calls from your desk with Strath Zoom and Skype for Business.
Video conferencing rooms
There are two video conferencing suites available to book. Please contact Learning Space Support for more information.
Video conferencing suites are located in the Graham Hills building and may be booked by staff members by contacting Estates Room Bookings.
The University subscribes to an external Videoconferencing scheduling service provided by VScene.
Advice and consultancy are also available for those wishing to procure and set up their own videoconferencing facilities.
Strathclyde Zoom video conferencing
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to meet with others virtually. You can do this either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats. It lets you record those sessions to view later.
For video conferencing out with teaching, use Strath Zoom.
Strathclyde Webinar information is available at Zoom Webinar Bookings and Enquiries.
Video tutorials, support help pages and downloads are available on the bottom bar of the Strathclyde Zoom website. A Strathclyde Zoom Quick Guide provides support information and the Zoom Guide for Staff provides detailed step-by-step help.
Skype for Business
Skype for Business is a multi-channel communications tool that allows you to communicate and collaborate with others in real-time.
Skype for Business offers a range of features, including:
- video and audio conferencing
- instant messaging
- live presence
- integration with Outlook
- document and desktop sharing
- easy and safe to use interface
Benefits of using Skype
Skype for Business enables you to:
- host, participate, and record online meetings with up to 250 people
- quickly connect with your contacts in real time through instant messaging, audio, and video
- easily collaborate with others with the ability to share your desktop and Microsoft applications
- work with anyone in the world in real-time including colleagues from other institutions, Consumer Skype, and non-Skype users
- display your presence status to notify others about your availability
- manage your communication from anywhere in the world on a range of devices including PCs, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones
Use Skype with non-Strathclyde contacts
People who do not use Skype for Business can still participate in Skype for Business meetings and calls.
To join a Skype meeting, ask the meeting host to send an invitation to your email address. The email will contain a link to download a temporary web client.
For more information and instructions, please see Joining a Skype video call (pdf).