Webex Lectures

The department recommends using Webex, a real-time video, voice, and chat communications software platform that supports up to 1,000 attendees.


Activating a Webex account

netid service activation

Log into the NetID Management & Service Activation page and look for the Service Activation section.


webex service activation

Find the check box for Webex. Observe the notice: "It may take up to an hour for you to be able to access most services."


Webex FAQs


Using a Webex Whiteboard for Collaboration

1. During a meeting, go to Share > Share Content > choose New Whiteboard > the new whiteboard is shared in the meeting. Multiple people can edit the whiteboard at the same time.

    • Color changes the marker color.
    • Eraser turns the marker into an eraser to remove edits or click eraser again to select Clear all and remove all edits. You can click undo to restore the edits you just cleared.
    • Stickies creates and adds stickies. You can add text, change the color, and move the stickies around your whiteboard.
    • Undo removes your last edit. You can continue to click undo and remove each edit until you return to the last saved whiteboard.
    • On a shared whiteboard, if someone selects Clear all, undo is unavailable. However, if you select Clear all and nobody else edits the whiteboard, you can click undo to restore the edits.
    • There's no limit to the size of your whiteboard. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move around the whiteboard. You can use a mouse or a touchpad to zoom in or out on the whiteboard.
    • You can share an existing whiteboard or annotation. Click All whiteboards > select a whiteboard or annotation, and then click Share > Share in call.

2. When you're finished, select Done.

3. Click to stop sharing your whiteboard.


Recording Your Lecture for Later

Use the circular red button at the bottom of your Webex meeting to record the lecture. The program will save the file as an .MP4 file that you can upload to your Sakai or Canvas site.

Record > Record on my computer > Record

You can hold office hours or virtual conferences for up to about 100 students. This is available on both Canvas and Sakai.