Webex Meetings is an online web conferencing tool that allows you to meet with colleagues or classmates anywhere in the world using your internet connection and web browser. With Webex Meetings, 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.
The Cisco Telepresence video conferencing units are flexible, high-quality video systems designed to help campus administrators and staff members easily connect with groups of colleagues across the UW System. These multipurpose collaboration rooms eliminate geographic boundaries by enabling secure voice, video and presentation sharing with other organizations and universities.
Webex: Webex Meetings can be used by UW-Whitewater students, faculty or staff to connect to internal and external meeting participants. Each participant uses their own computer to join the video conference.
Telepresence Video Conferencing Unit (faculty and staff only): Telepresence units can be used to create video conference meetings with remote UW System colleges, and other Telepresence-enabled organizations. Users join Webex Meetings using a Telepresence unit to connect to others instead of using individual computers. This way, multiple participants can be in the same room and using Webex Meetings to connect to virutal attendees.
You can log into Webex by going to uww.webex.com. Login using your Net-ID and password. We highly recommend downloading the Webex Meetings App to your computer for full functionality (syncing with Outlook email and calendar) and to quickly launch meetings.
Note: You may have to click on the Webex Meeting page to bring up the login button.
Note: There is a known Webex issue that affects Windows 10 users attempting to "share" their screen. The vendor has provided a workaround until a permanent solution can be implemented.
"When you share your application or desktop in Windows 10, other participants see windows with a crosshatch pattern on top of the shared content in places where any panels are open. This occurs with all panels, including the meeting control panel, Participants panel, Chat panel, and sharing indicators. We recommend you keep panels closed as much as possible to provide a better viewing experience for other participants. You can quickly hide or show all meeting panels by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H."
UW-Whitewater campus administrators, faculty and staff can reserve Cisco Telepresence video rooms through 25Live and hold video conferences using Webex Meetings. Faculty and staff can also connect to Webex Meetings with a web browser or the Webex Meetings App from their comptuers and mobile devices.
Cisco offers both live and recorded quick classes on using Webex Meetings. Their 30 minute 'Overview of Webex Meetings' provides instruction on scheduling and running a meeting. Cisco also offers deeper dives into Webex Meetings to help you learn more about all the capablities available to you.
To view our current in-person, on-campus training scheduled sessions, visit https://my.uww.edu/signup/Home.
Custom consulting and training services are also available. To schedule a small-group or one-on-one training session, customized to cover topics relevant to your team’s needs and available schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to make sure Webex works on your computer? Try a test meeting.
Help articles: https://help.webex.com
Submit Support Case: https://support.webex.com/support/manage-ticket.html
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