All WVU employees with an Office 365 account who regularly need to create conference calls have an option with Skype for Business that costs just $1.63 per month. All faculty on the Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser campuses, and all WVU Research Corp. employees can request an Office 365 Audio Conferencing license for this dial-in conferencing service. Employees at the Health Sciences Center use a separate Office 365 system and should request this license through the HSC IT Help Desk at http://its.hsc.wvu.edu.
Skype’s audio conferencing service is designed to boost team collaboration and provided a cheap alternative to expensive teleconferencing services. The only person who needs the license is the person organizing the call. There is no charge for people calling in, and as many as 250 phone attendees can participate if they have the dial-in number, which will automatically be generated with each meeting invitation.
Licenses must be purchased for the remaining months of our current contract, which ends on June 30, 2018. ITS will then send out renewal emails at the beginning of June for a full three-year pricing. Funding information is required when submitting requests. Submit your request two weeks before the service is needed, if possible.
Please direct questions to the ITS Service Desk at 304-293-4444 or ITSHelp@mail.wvu.edu.