Clemson University has implemented WebEx as a web/video conferencing system during the Fall 2017 semester. WebEx is part of our Cisco package and is one of Clemson University's supported web/video conferencing applications that provides the delivery of real-time video meeting and classroom space. WebEx offers various collaboration tools that can be customized to facilitate various lecture, training, and meeting situations. Meetings within WebEx can be recorded, and the enabled WebEx integration within instructor's courses in Canvas allow recordings to become available for students. A user only needs a web browser and an Internet connection to participate in these synchronous online sessions. A webcam is preferable but not needed. Attendees can also participate by phone, as a direct number is created for a session, along with a unique access code. Cisco has produced a WebEx app for both Apple and Android systems. There is also a WebEx Productivity Center App available for download that will allow users to launch meetings at any time. WebEx allows anyone to create and join meetings easily, from both computers or mobile devices.
Within WebEx there are three main sessions a user can host:
All faculty and staff already have access to Cisco® WebEx. To create a training space and begin using Cisco® WebEx, download the appropriate app (link below), enable WebEx within your Canvas course, or open your web browser and navigate to the following URL in your web browser: http://clemson.webex.com. Log in using your network login and password.
WebEx is available for free to all faculty and staff at Clemson University. At present, students can participate in sessions but cannot create sessions. WebEx is recommended for small, medium, or large-sized video conferences. If you encounter any issues please email ITHELP@clemson.edu.
WebEx supports Windows Vista and above. For Macs, please have OSX 10.7 or higher. If using the web portal, CCIT recommends using Chrome or Firefox browsers. For more information on system requirements, please visit the WebEx webpage on operating systems.