Web Conferencing (WebEx)

What is WebEx?

WebEx is an online web conferencing tool that allows you to meet with colleagues anywhere in the world using your internet connection and web browser. With WebEx, you can host virtual meetings online using audio and video, share presentations and files, chat (IM) with others, and conduct online presentations using screen sharing.

How to Login To WebEx?

WebEx for Faculty/Staff: You can log into WebEx by going to uww.webex.com. Login using your Net-ID and password. 

WebEx for Students: Students can create and host WebEx meetings by going to uwwstudents.webex.com. Login using your Net-ID and password. 

Note: On-premises meetings will be discontinued after the fall 2015 semester, and will be permanently replaced with a more cost-effective cloud solution. 

WebEx Features:

  • Meeting Center:  Staff/Faculty can host virtual meetings containing up to 1000 participants. Students can host a meeting with up to 8 participants. Share files, chat face-to-face using video, and share your screen to display professional virtualized presentations.
  • Event Center (WebEx for Staff/Faculty only): Support for up to 1000 participants. Host real-time online events on a large scale. Share files, presentations, and stream live video. Interact with participants using interactive features such as web-polling, Q&A, and chat.  
  • Training Center (WebEx for Staff/Faculty only): Deliver highly interactive training classes, online, using audio and video conferencing, screen sharing, breakout sessions, and hands-on learning labs. Testing, tracking and grading capabilities are included.
  • Support Center (WebEx for Staff/Faculty only): Provide support for up to 5 users per session. Integrated high-quality video allows for real-time video chatting with audio. Allow support personnel to observe and troubleshoot software and system problems remotely. Reboot and reconnect to a user without losing your support session, even while in safe mode.  Allow support technicians to take control of your screen to troubleshoot and diagnose problems quickly.

Who Can Access WebEx?

  • Faculty, Staff, Students: All UW-Whitewater faculty, staff and students have the ability to create, host and join WebEx meetings using WebEx. Staff/Faculty can create an host WebEx meetings using uww.webex.com. Students can create and host meetings using uwwstudents.webex.com
  • Other: Participants, outside of the UW-Whitewater organization, can join a WebEx meeting if they have the WebEx meeting link and meeting password.

Documentation

NOTE: WebEx On-Premises will be transitioning to a more cost-effective cloud-based WebEx solution. WebEx on-premises will no longer be available after the fall 2015 semester. 

Meeting Center: 

WebEx for Staff/Faculty

WebEx for Students

Training Center/Event Center/Support Center (For Staff/Faculty):

WebEx for Mobile Devices


Training

Video Training:

  • Lynda.com - Search for training videos related to WebEx Meeting Center

Live Training (UW-Whitewater Staff and Faculty Only)

The ICIT Technology Training team offers faculty and staff live, hands-on, training sessions related to Cisco WebEx throughout the year. 

Hands-on training sessions are not currently available to students. 
Please visit the ICIT - Technology Training section in the Signup Tool to view and register for available classes offered by the ICIT Training and Advancement team.  

In addition to scheduled training, the ICIT Training team also offers consulting and custom training for departments and individuals on a variety of campus-supported software. If you or your department are interested in scheduling a software consultation or a group training session, please email your request to training@uww.edu.

Have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions below. Not seeing what you are looking for? Contact the Technology Support Center at 262-472-HELP (4357) or helpdesk@uww.edu.

WebEx FAQ List

Staff and faculty using uww.webex.com are able to record and download WebEx sessions. Students using uwwstudents.webex.com are not able to record WebEx meetings at this time. 


1. Staff and faculty will go to :uww.webex.com. Students will go to uwwstudents.webex.com
2. Sign into WebEx using your Net-ID and password. 
3. Select One-Click Meeting located under the "Host a Meeting" header in the left-hand toolbar. 
4. Install the WebEx plugin if you have not done so in the past. 
5. The WebEx Meeting Center window should now launch. 
6. Select your audio conference method - Click the "Call Using Computer" button to use audio through your computer or use a phone to call into the WebEx meeting using the phone number provided. 
7. Click the Invite and Remind button to send a meeting invite to others.


1. Click the "Join WebEx Meeting" link that appears in the email you received containing the WebEx meeting information.
2. If asked, enter your name and email address, then click the "Join" button.
3. If you receive any pop up messages about downloading or installing the WebEx plugin, accept and install it.
4. Once the Webex meeting interface has launched, click the "Call Using Computer" button to join the meeting using your computer's microphone and speakers, or call into the meeting using a traditional phone.  


Please see the instructions here to create an audio-only WebEx conference. 


The WebEx web conferencing interface is not currently supported on Google Chromebooks. Please use a Windows PC or Mac to access WebEx. 


Staff and faculty WebEx does allow for people to join the audio portion of the meeting by calling the phone number listed in the meeting email. Student WebEx only allows for students to join the audio portion of the student meeting using computer/headset audio.