Most Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Staff have Skype installed on their computers. If you have never opened Skype, please contact the Support Center at 533-4357 to get started. Once you have verified your Skype account you can schedule meetings through Outlook by following the steps below:

  1. Open Outlook, and go to your calendar.
  2. On the Home tab ribbon, in the Skype Meeting section, click New Skype Meeting.

Image of New Skype Meeting button in Calendar ribbon

  • An alternative approach is to use the New Items option and select Skype Meeting.

    Image of New Items pulldown menu with Skype Meeting highlighted

  • Set up the meeting as you typically would:
      • In the To box, type the email address of each person you’re inviting, separated by semicolons.
      • In the Subject box, type a name for the meeting.
      • If you’ll have in-person attendees type the location of the meeting that you have scheduled in 25Live.

      • Select a start time and end time.

      Notes: To look for a time that works for everyone, click Scheduling Assistant, in the Show section of the Meeting tab ribbon.

      Image of Scheduling Assistant button in meeting window

      1. In the meeting area, type an agenda. Be careful not to change any of the Skype meeting information.
      2. Just double-check the information and click Send.


      Important: Scheduling a meeting with the default options, like we just did, is suitable for small, internal meetings, such as casual meetings with a few coworkers. If you have a meeting with people outside your company, or you’re scheduling a large event, Skype may not be appropriate.