Video Conferencing Overview



KU offers three options for web/video conferencing:

  • Skype for Business is best for voice and video calls with KU faculty and staff.
  • Microsoft Teams is best for online meetings with department work teams and KU colleagues.
  • Zoom is best for conference room video conferencing and online meetings with external partners. Zoom connects with conference rooms systems (e.g., Polycom) in addition to personal computers and mobile devices.

Skype for Business

KU IT provides web conferencing via Skype for Business. With the click of a button you can open a text chat, make a voice or video call, or even start an online meeting. And, you can use Skype for Business from nearly any computer or mobile device, on campus or anywhere in the world you have Internet access.

Microsoft Teams

A collaboration and communication platform for groups, teams, departments and organizations, Microsoft Teams functionality includes video calls and video meetings. KU faculty, staff and students can quickly and easily create Teams video meetings and invite participants using Outlook.


Zoom combines video conferencing, online meetings and in-conference group messaging into one easy-to-use tool that is ideal for KU conference rooms and online meetings with external partners.


Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams are both included in Office 365. Access to Zoom is through KU's Zoom Video Conferencing website.


Support is available through the KU Information Technology Customer Service Center at or 785-864-8080.

Training and Tutorials

Visit the How To KU website to compare Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.


Voice & Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing Overview