How do I connect to Skype as a web service in Canvas?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

Here you will learn how to connect to the Skype web service in Canvas. This integration allows you to send friend requests to other users in your course who have also connected to Skype. It will not allow you to use Skype directly in Canvas.

Open User Settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Open User Settings in Legacy UI

Open User Settings in Legacy UI

If you are using the legacy interface, in the Help Corner, click the Settings link.

Register Skype

Register Skype

In the Other Services section, click the Skype button.

Log in to Skype

Log in to Skype

Enter your Skype name in the Skype name field [1]. Click the Save Skype Name button [2].

Skype will now appear under the Registered Services heading in your Canvas settings.