Hold a conference call or online meeting using Skype for Business


UITS Collaboration Technologies will retire the "23" video bridge (Pexip) on December 23, 2019. This includes all conferences that begin with the prefix 23- as well as the bridge.iu.edu and uits.iu.edu/bridge sites. Zoom is replacing the Pexip videoconferencing service; for more about moving your virtual meetings to Zoom, see Get started with Zoom.

While it will not be possible to migrate your existing 23- conference number to the Zoom service, you can customize your Zoom Personal Meeting ID; for more, see What is Personal Meeting ID (PMI) and Personal Link?

Use Microsoft Skype for Business to access Indiana University's UniCom service.

You can use Skype for Business to communicate with multiple people via phone, instant messaging, or video. This can be a formal meeting, with presenters and attendees, or a simple multi-party conversation. You may choose to set up a meeting that each person will dial into at the specified time, or you can call multiple people yourself.

For instructions:

  • If you are initiating calls, you must enter your Authorization Code for any international numbers. If you're using the Skype for Business client with a USB headset or USB phone, you must call each international number individually, and then merge the conversations together. In one of the conversation windows, click the More Options icon ( The More Options icon in Skype for Business looks like three dots ) in Skype for Business, and select the conversation you want to merge into.
  • If you set up a meeting for others to dial into, the primary phone number will be local to your campus. People calling in from the regions of any of IU's other campuses can call a number in that area to join the conference; in the meeting invitation, click Find a local number for the list. Any long-distance charges are the responsibility of the callers. All calls between office phones at any of IU's campuses are free.
  • You can dial into an IU Video Bridge meeting using either the Mac or Windows client. See Create or join a "23" video bridge conference at IU.

To learn how to perform common tasks in Skype for Business, see UniCom. Also, see Skype for Business help center.

For an introduction to UniCom, including how-to PDFs and videos, see UniCom.

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Last modified on 2019-09-13 07:17:27.

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