Join Sally Norred for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up your host account, part of Up and Running with WebEx Meetings.
Before you can host a meeting with WebEx Meetings, you'll need to get setup with a WebEx Meetings host account. To sign up for a WebEx Meetings host account, go to the WebEx website at www.webex.com. Click products and select WebEx Meetings. Click the button that says Sign Up Free on the right side. And you'll see a webpage listing the different subscription plans and pricing. At the time of this recording here's what WebEx offers. With a free account you'll only get to have three meeting participants, one host, and standard quality video conferencing.
If you want to include more hosts or participants, or if you need HD video, you'll need a paid premium subscription. Click the sign up button for the free basic account, and fill in the form fields. In this case, since I already have an account, I'm going to create a new WebEx account for my friend Jeannie. Select a password. Agree to the terms, and click the Create Account button to get your account. Once you've signed up, you'll have to check your email for an auto-confirmation email from Cisco Web-Ex. Click on the link in the email to activate your account.
A sign-in page will open in your browser. Log in with the email address and password you provided. Click Sign In. On the welcome page use the drop down fields to set your timezone, locale, and language. And make sure your display name is the name you'd like everyone to see during meetings. You can also enter your job title and company if desired. If you like, you can upload a photo of yourself to display in your profile in webx meetings by clicking upload a photo here.You can upload a photo at anytime using a host dashboard.
We'll wait and do that later. Click Done when you've set your time zone, locale, language, and disclaiming. The first time you log in to WebEx meetings, a pop-up window will appear offering you a free tour. Go through it if you like, otherwise click Close. Now that you've logged in, you're in the host dashboard. From this dashboard, you can schedule and invite others to WebEx meetings. Start an instant meeting. See your schedule of upcoming meetings, and access links and files for past and future meetings. You can also set your preferences. It's important to understand that people you invite to your meetings do not need to have a webex account to log in and participate in the meeting.
Only the meeting host is required to have a WebEx account. Once you have a WebEx account, you can access your dashboard and plan meetings by visiting the link, meetings.webex.com and logging in with your host account. You can change your account settings at any time from the dashboard. To access and change account settings, click the small arrow next to your name on the left side of the dashboard, and select My Account. You can change your service plan, change your password, and check other account settings here. Once you've set up your host account, you can change your level of service at any time.
Check out the different service plans and settle on the subscription that's right for your business.
- Setting up a host account
- Installing WebEx Meetings
- Joining a meeting
- Using text chat
- Scheduling meetings
- Launching instant meetings
- Sharing your desktop or specific applications
- Changing presenters
- Managing audio
- Using whiteboards and annotation tools
- Recording meetings
- Video conferencing
- Using WebEx Meetings on mobile devices