Campus Technology Services

Taking Steps for the Future

Comparing Skype and Collaborate

This chart compares  Skype and Collaborate.

Skype

Collaborate

Requirements for Use

  • Computer

  • Skype account created at skype.com

  • Skype client installed on computer

  • computer built-in microphone or headset

  • If using video, computer built-in webcam or external webcam.

 

 


 

  • Computer

  • Laker NetID account to be used with ANGEL.

  • Java client installed from java.com

  • Presenter should have a noise-cancelling headset.

  • If using video, a webcam will be needed.

Access Method

Client-based

Web-based

Connection Set-up

Participants are logged on to Skype and one person "calls" the other.

Participants access the session through ANGEL.

Number of Participants

Up to three physical locations with one or more people at each location.

Any number of physical locations with any number of people at each location.

Examples of Use at SUNY Oswego

Professor brings a remote presenter to a classroom.

Faculty, staff or students collaborating with others off-campus.

A class meeting synchronously online.
An online workshop or meeting.
Faculty online office hours.
Faculty or staff working with colleagues off-campus.

Access to Equipment

Faculty or staff needing a headset or webcam for non-class use can visit the Technology Support Center in 26 Lanigan during normal business hours.

Equipment to be used in an Advanced Technology Classroom can be checked-out from the Library.

Faculty or staff needing a headset or webcam can visit the Technology Support Center in 26 Lanigan during normal business hours.

Support

For issues with installation on campus-owned computers, please call the Technology Support Center during normal business hours.

For issues with installation on non-campus-owned computers or issues with using the Skype application, please refer to the Skype support page.

Support is available from the SUNY Learning Network Help Desk.