Up and Running with WebEx Training Center
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Setting your preferences


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Up and Running with WebEx Training Center

with Karen Hyder

Video: Setting your preferences

When you get your WebEx User ID, you'll want to log in and set up the interface to suit your needs and to fill in your preferences. Start by going to the Training Center button and on the left side of the screen notice the Set Up options. The first Set Up option to look at is Set Up Training Manager. If you've never used the WebEx session interface in the past, you can set up the software in advance and save time installing at the beginning of your first session.
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  1. 1m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. What you need to know
      45s
  2. 11m 26s
    1. Introducing WebEx and registering for a session
      2m 57s
    2. Joining a session
      1m 37s
    3. Setting your preferences
      3m 53s
    4. Accessing the downloadable tools
      2m 59s
  3. 27m 27s
    1. Creating an instant session
      2m 21s
    2. Scheduling and setting up a training session
      1m 36s
    3. Selecting audio conference settings
      2m 22s
    4. Setting a session's date, time, and occurrence
      2m 34s
    5. Scheduling in-session hands-on labs
      51s
    6. Requiring registration
      2m 6s
    7. Inviting attendees and presenters
      2m 59s
    8. Setting session options and customizing a greeting
      3m 18s
    9. Setting up breakout sessions
      1m 12s
    10. Editing email options
      3m 33s
    11. Setting session information and adding course material
      1m 30s
    12. Adding tests
      1m 29s
    13. Saving settings as templates
      1m 36s
  4. 12m 40s
    1. Logging in from email
      2m 30s
    2. Introducing the WebEx user interface
      1m 8s
    3. Understanding WebEx panels
      2m 55s
    4. Sending and receiving chat messages
      3m 13s
    5. Viewing preloaded content
      2m 54s
  5. 13m 0s
    1. Logging in as a host and adjusting the session
      2m 20s
    2. Creating tests
      2m 44s
    3. Modifying session settings
      4m 11s
    4. Assigning participant privileges
      3m 45s
  6. 19m 43s
    1. Understanding the Participant panel features
      3m 21s
    2. Using emoticons to engage participants
      4m 18s
    3. Activating audio and video controls
      3m 2s
    4. Changing participant roles
      2m 21s
    5. Inviting and expelling participants after the session has started
      2m 12s
    6. Using the Q&A panel
      4m 29s
  7. 40m 38s
    1. Uploading files and polls to share
      6m 10s
    2. Displaying slides and animations
      3m 3s
    3. Annotating slides and whiteboards
      6m 48s
    4. Presenting audio and video files
      2m 12s
    5. Sharing a live application
      8m 56s
    6. Enabling a user to control a shared application remotely
      3m 21s
    7. Showing a poll question and its results
      5m 51s
    8. Transferring files to participants
      1m 53s
    9. Sharing a web site
      55s
    10. Sharing web content
      1m 29s
  8. 12m 45s
    1. Understanding telephony and VoIP audio
      5m 34s
    2. Starting the audio conference
      1m 44s
    3. Testing and troubleshooting audio
      3m 20s
    4. Understanding web camera video options
      2m 7s
  9. 11m 41s
    1. Using polls to support interaction
      2m 21s
    2. Creating and saving poll questions
      4m 0s
    3. Customizing poll settings
      2m 41s
    4. Downloading the WebEx Poll Questionnaire Editor
      2m 39s
  10. 8m 19s
    1. Managing breakout sessions
      8m 19s
  11. 9m 41s
    1. Recording sessions
      5m 28s
    2. Managing network-based recordings
      4m 13s
  12. 2m 31s
    1. Ending a session and saving files
      1m 3s
    2. Reviewing the session files
      1m 28s
  13. 2m 0s
    1. Next steps
      2m 0s

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Watch the Online Video Course Up and Running with WebEx Training Center
2h 53m Beginner Feb 27, 2012

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Watch as author Karen Hyder demonstrates how to use WebEx Training Center to hold effective online meetings with audio, video, and screen sharing capabilities. This course covers how to set up, host, and manage sessions using built-in collaboration tools; how to engage presenters with chat and polling; how to share presentation duties with other participants; and how to use the WebEx recording features to make content available to others at a later date.

Note: Those using Meeting Center will also be able to use this course.

Topics include:
  • Registering for a session
  • Creating an instant session
  • Inviting attendees and presenters
  • Logging in to a session from email
  • Adding course materials and tests
  • Sending and receiving WebEx chat messages
  • Assigning participant privileges
  • Activating audio and video controls
  • Changing participant roles
  • Uploading files and polls
  • Displaying and annotating slides
  • Enabling remote control of shared applications
  • Sharing web content
  • Troubleshooting audio
  • Managing breakout sessions
  • Recording and reviewing sessions
Subjects:
Business Education + Elearning
Software:
WebEx
Author:
Karen Hyder

Setting your preferences

When you get your WebEx User ID, you'll want to log in and set up the interface to suit your needs and to fill in your preferences. Start by going to the Training Center button and on the left side of the screen notice the Set Up options. The first Set Up option to look at is Set Up Training Manager. If you've never used the WebEx session interface in the past, you can set up the software in advance and save time installing at the beginning of your first session.

In this location you can also verify your rich media players. So if you'll be using multimedia tools, AVI files, Flash video, you can ensure that your hardware has the right software installed to support those files. By clicking on Set Up, the WebEx software will be installed on your local machine. When you click on Verify your Rich Media Players you have the option to check which of these players is installed on your machine.

Click Check Now to test. This screen shows me that Flash Player is installed. (video playing) This option shows me that Windows Media Player is installed. (video playing) This option shows me that QuickTime is installed.

Also on the left side of the screen under Preferences, I can set up options like which screen will display when I log in and what time zone I'm in. So if I always want to look at what sessions are running I would leave it set to Today View. But I might prefer to show Daily, Weekly, or Monthly View. When I log in I can choose to display the page that I prefer. By default, it's showing Today View, but when I drop down the list I have other options for Daily, Weekly, or Monthly View, Upcoming Session View, Recorded, Join an Unlisted Session, or Start an Instant Session.

So whichever view I use most often, I can set my view to default to. Then I'll click on OK. Under my Profile on the left side, I can fill in my name and address and my telephone number. The major advantage to filling in my telephone number in this field is that I can ask WebEx sessions to call me, rather than for me to call in to the WebEx session.

It's sometimes important when participants will be joining from a home telephone number or from a hotel or from a cell phone that charges for outgoing minutes. By using Call-back, I can be sure that I'm using the most cost-effective calling option. In addition, I can also set up options for my Calendar, what work hours I work within, the templates that I'm using. I have a link here to my Personal Meeting Room; that is the meeting that requires no setup, but I can jump into a session with a coworker at any time.

I can also adjust standard session options including options like the QuickStart page that displays whenever I join a WebEx session. I can opt for that to be displayed or not. I'll click Update to confirm my options. So by setting my Profile and Preferences in advance, I can customize the WebEx interface to my needs. By setting up the Training Manager in advance, I can be sure that the WebEx software is ready to run when I'm ready to start my session.

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