Skype for Business

Skype for Business (SfB) has replaced the phone system for Lincoln University. SfB is more than a replacement for the old handsets. It’s unifying all communication – audio calls, video calls, conference calls, live lecture streaming, instant messaging, online meetings, presence …. SfB enables audio calls to personal Skype users. There’s more functionality available too like; calendar integration, call forwarding, delegates, call groups … and even recording calls! Voice messages are forwarded to your mailbox (for staff) and there are SfB clients for most smartphones and tablets too which means you have SfB on the go!

SfB is installed on all staff computers by default additionally, there are also common area phones placed around campus in certain suites, near lecture theatres, labs and in some post-graduate spaces.

The system allows you to reach a person using their name, email address or their phone number. You will be able to see if the person you are trying to reach is available to take calls and you have a choice of calling them, leaving voicemail (which also emails them) or  sending an instant message.  The system also allows for conference calling and online meeting scheduling in conjunction with Microsoft Outlook as well as presenting and sharing content with others, all from your desktop.

Staff can also install Skype for Business on personal devices, it is included as part of the suite when you install Office 365 or you can elect to install only the SfB application.

 

Skype For Business for Students

Students can also use SfB to make calls internally to other students and staff. 
SfB is part of the Office 365 suite of applications given to students when they install it. 
T
hey do not have a phone number assigned to them, but they can sign in using their username@lincoln.ac.nz or firstname.surname@lincolnuni.ac.nz.  
Students
can then make video/audio calls/instant message and share their desktops for collaboration. 

 

Note : Recording of meetings is available in Skype for Business, but for teaching we recommend you use Panopto instead or contact LTL for more options.