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What is it

WebEx is a video conferencing tool available to all faculty and staff. It works like Skype and Google Hangouts in that you can meet with multiple people by voice, text and or video. With Webex you can meet with individuals or large groups.

Why would you use it

Webex is ideal for meetings with people who are not members of the Linfield community. Participants in a webex meeting do not need an account, making it easy for attendees to participate.

Suggested Scenarios:

  • Admission Office invites prospective students to meet with Admission Recruiters.
  • A Professor invites experts to visit the class from a distance.
  • A Faculty or Staff member sets up a meeting with colleagues at other institutions.
  • A meeting or lecture is held on campus. Participants who cannot be in the room are invited to join remotely.
  • A faculty member or trainer holds a webinar.

WebEx capabilities:

  • Schedule a meeting and send the link to those you wish to invite.
  • Create your own “room” with a persistent link for regular meetings.
  • Record your session and make recording available to participants or others.
  • Share your screen with meeting attendees.
  • Text to the host or to the group during meeting.
  • Send links to the group via text message.
  • Participants do not need a Webex account.
  • Webex meetings occur inside your browser. (a quick browser plugin install is needed the first time anyone attends a webex meeting.
  • Offers a Whiteboard for host or group use.