Dan Gookin provides an overview of the WebEx platform, along with a quick summary of WebEx tools and features.
- [Narrator] WebX is an online meeting, conferencing, and collaboration platform provided by Cisco Systems. Meetings take place on the web so they can be accessed from a web browser. A mobile app is also available, plus you can access meetings through a video conferencing system or even over the phone. Everyone shares the same information and can interact during the meeting. You can see the presentation, see each other, hear each other when necessary, text chat between participants, can take notes, and perform other interaction.
The meeting can host anywhere from two to 200 attendees. It can be formal or informal, scheduled, impromptu, and the platform features plenty of tools for sharing documents, collaboration, and other interaction. A WebX meeting is free to access. Hosting a meeting is free in a limited manner. For a subscription you can obtain more capabilities and access more features. Here's an overview of what you need to get started with WebX meetings.
To host you need a WebX account. To attend you just need the invite, which usually arrives by email. Finally, you need the WebX software to attend, either on a computer or on a mobile device. To host a meeting, login to your account and use the WebX webpage to configure options, manage files and recordings, schedule new meetings, or start instant meetings. To host or attend a meeting you use the WebX meeting center window. It shows the room created for a scheduled meeting.
During the meeting you use the host's WebX meeting space to participate in the meeting and interact with other attendees. If you downloaded the WebX productivity tools, you can use the WebX icon in the Windows notification area, or on the Mac's status bar to start instant meetings and join meetings. The productivity tools also integrate with Microsoft Office to allow you to share documents and launch meetings. That's the big picture. The only missing detail is the meeting's topic, which is something you must come up with on your own.
For it to truly be a meeting, you need people to participate and attend.
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- Configuring your WebEx account
- Joining and leaving a meeting
- Scheduling a meeting
- Launching a personal room meeting
- Assuming or changing the presenter role
- Collaborating during a meeting
- Recording and reviewing meetings