Getting Started with WebEx

Presented by Office of Distance Education of Learning Technologies
What is WebEx?
A Web conferencing service used to conduct meetings via
the Internet using two way video and audio technologies.
Sometimes referred to as webinars, web conferencing is
often used for collaboration between geographically
dispersed groups. WebEx is a one web conferencing
service, others include Skype, GoToMeeting, Saba Centra,
and Adobe Connect.
Use WebEx for:
 Remote Meetings
 Training
 Online Presentations
 Online Support
 Lecture Capture
 Online Office Hours
 Demos
 Online Study Sessions
Features and Functions
• Share presentations, real time
• Create and conduct polls
applications, web browsers and
• Pass control between participants
• Communicate through chat
• Show your webcam image
• Record meetings and archive for
future viewing
• Take notes
Hosting a Meeting
Scheduling and host meetings with students, guests and/or colleagues by opening a web
browser and typing the university WebEx URL in the address field
 An account is needed to schedule/host a meeting.
 For instructions on scheduling a meeting see the guide for scheduling WebEx meetings.
Hosting a Meeting
2. Click Host Log In on the upper right hand corner of the WebEx web page.
 An account is needed to schedule and host a meeting.
Hosting a Meeting
3. Enter the username provided to you when you obtained your WebEx account.
4. Enter your password. The first time you log on you will be asked to change your password.
 This password is not necessarily the same nor is it updated or changed when you update your email
Hosting a Meeting
5. Click on Meeting Center tab. A list of meetings will be displayed.
Hosting a Meeting
6. On the WebEx meeting Center web page. Locate your meeting and click Start.
 There will be a Join link for participants but will say Start for the Host.
Hosting a Meeting
7. If WebEx plugins or software has not previously been installed on a computer, a set
up screen will be displayed.
 If you are on your own computer then follow the steps to install the application.
 If you are on a university computer then click the Run a temporary application link to use
Hosting a Meeting
8. When the WebEx screen opens up you will see the Audio Conference window in
the middle of the screen.
 To use your computer audio, click the Call Using Computer button.
Hosting a Meeting
9. Follow the steps to test your audio.
10. Click the X in the top right of the pop-up to close the pop-up window.
Hosting a Meeting
11. Click Use Phone arrow to see the dial in number and to dial in if your computer
does not have audio capability.
12. Click the X in the top right to close the window.
WebEx Interface
WebEx interface components are indicated below. Some will be explained later.
Main Meeting Area
Record Meeting
Audio Controls
View other participants
Video if turned on
Video Display
Send Meeting Link
Turn your video on/off
Mute/Unmute yourself
Participant List
Share a File
Raise Hand or
Make Presenter
Chat Area
Exit Meeting
Hosting a Meeting
13. To reopen the audio menu either:
 Click the Audio Conference button in the middle.
 Or click the Audio button on the Participants box on the right.
Hosting a Meeting
14. To invite others to the meeting on the spur of the moment, click the Invite &
Remind button in the middle of the screen.
Hosting a Meeting
15. The Invite & Remind window will pop up and allow you to send email, phone or
text reminders to participants if you know their contact information.
Hosting a Meeting
16. To share or demonstrate something:
 Click the arrow next to the button that will either say Share Application, Share
Desktop or Share File, depending upon what was selected during the last session.
 This will bring up a menu for you to select what you want to share.
Hosting a Meeting
17. To share your Desktop and be able to display a website, file or document:
 Click Share My Desktop.
Hosting a Meeting
 WebEx will immediately show what is currently on your desktop.
 You can proceed with opening up a web page, or other document or items.
 To bring up the WebEx tools and to end sharing your desktop, move your mouse pointer
over the green area on the top of the desktop.
Hosting a Meeting
 Select the desired menu item or
 Click the red circle to sop sharing and to return to the WebEx interface.
Hosting a Meeting
18. To share a file:
 Click the arrow next to the share button to open the menu.
 Select Share File (Including Video).
Hosting a Meeting
 Locate and select the file you wish to share from the Share File window.
 Click the Open button.
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 File will be displayed in the main window area.
 If there is more than one page in file then use the arrows on the top of file to
advance to next page.
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 Each shared file will have its own tabs at the top of the WebEx interface.
 Click tab to switch between files or to return to main Quick Start screen.
 Click the X on the tab to close file and stop sharing.
Hosting a Meeting
19. Share Application so that it can be edited and saved:
 Click the arrow next to the share button to open the menu.
 Select an application under Share Application.
 If application is not listed, then select other application and locate it.
 Once application has been opened, locate the item you wish to display.
Hosting a Meeting
 Application will open on computer desktop.
 WebEx menu will be hidden at the top, viewable by hovering mouse pointer over green area.
Hosting a Meeting
 Select Stop Sharing from the menu to return to the WebEx interface.
Hosting a Meeting
20. Use the New Whiteboard button on top right of WebEx window to open up a
whiteboard area to collaborate with participants.
 Use annotation tools to collaborate.
 Use tabs to navigate between shared items.
Hosting a Meeting
21. If a copy of the meeting is desired you can record the meeting for others to playback:
 Click the Record button on the top right.
 Recorder panel on the bottom right can be used to pause and stop recording.
Hosting a Meeting
 Previously recorded meetings can be found on the web page under Host a
Meeting area on left.
 Click on My Recorded Meetings to see a list of recorded meetings.
Hosting a Meeting
 It will take several minutes for the most recent recording to be listed.
 Recording can be played, downloaded, or emailed.
 Recording can be placed in Blackboard by using the link or the downloaded file.
End a meeting.
22. When meeting is finished click the End Meeting button on the bottom right.
 Click End Meeting on pop up window to end the meeting.
Help and Support
Use the resources below for additional guides and training.
 Distance Education Website
- Instructor Resources > WebEx under Technology heading
 IT Help Website
- Get Help > WebEx help bullet under FAQ
 Cisco WebEx Meeting Web Page
- Support > Training > WebEx University
 Cisco Self-Service Technical Support
 Cisco WebEx Technical Support
Phone: 1-866-229-3239
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