Does Bates recommend the use of Skype for Video and Web Conferencing?

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No, Bates does not recommend the use of Skype for Academic or Business related Video and Web Conferencing. 

Through our experience, there are many factors that can cause a poor video and web conferencing experience through the use of Skype.

Bates provides and supports the Zoom Video and Web Conferencing service. To learn more about Zoom and how to create an account, please view the What is Zoom and how do I create an account FAQ.