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Join UTRGV Skype for Business Meetings for Non-UTRGV Affiliates

Non-UTRGV Skype for Business meeting participants do not need to have Skype for Business installed on their computer to join a meeting. Upon joining a Skype meeting, participants are prompted to install a Skype plug in. This plug in allows participants to share voice, video, desktop, presentations, whiteboard, and attachments. It is recommended participants test their connections prior to their Skype for Business meeting to ensure everything is functioning properly.

Meeting Organizer:

Create a meeting notice:

  1. Open Outlook calendar.
  2. From the ribbon, select New Skype Meeting.
  3. Add attendees' email addresses.
  4. Complete and send the notice.

Meeting Participants:

To join a Skype for Business meeting as a Non-UTRGV affiliate:

  1. Open email or calendar invite with the meeting request. 
  2. Click Join Skype Meeting.
  3. Enter your name in the Guest name field of the sign-in screen.
  4. Ensure the Install Skype Meeting app plug in selected.
  5. Click Join the Meeting
  6. When prompted, Download and Run the Skype for Business plug in.
  7. If prompted, allow all security/firewall prompts.
  8. Once installed, the meeting should open automatically. If it does not, return to the meeting request and click the Join Skype Meeting link again.

For more information on Skype for Business, please see the step-by-step video guide.

To learn more about this service, visit the Skype for Business services page.