Virtually Meet for a Class Session

Getting Started with WebEx for online, virtual meetings

Note: Guest author of this post is Rick Matthews.  I’ve replicated his text, with his permission. I have altered his original by embedded the videos directly in this post. Here is his original write up:  “WebEx for snow day (or hurricane day) classes: getting started”. 

When facing the possibility of campus closing, faculty sometimes ask for instructions how to hold class by video conference via WebEx. You and your students can see and hear each other via video conference, and you can show PowerPoints or any other application to all your students.

While there are many sophisticated WebEx options, your WebEx Meeting Center “Personal Room” is by far the easiest approach. Here is how, in 14 minutes:

Getting started in WebEx, inviting your students, and opening your personal room.

Includes details specific to Wake Forest. (Six minutes). Note: the first URL on the closing slide is now obsolete.

How to share your screen, PowerPoint, and other applications

(Two minutes)

Control which participant is visible:


You may also wish to visit the Information Systems help page for WebEx.

You may also consider designing “hurricane day” lessons that do not require you and your students being online together at the same time. See “Snow Day Technologies” for ideas.

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