Info for Webex Participants
Joining a meeting through Canvas (PDF Guide)
- Sign into Canvas and open your course.
- Select Webex from the course navigation menu.
- All of the meetings to which you have been invited should be listed.
- If it is time for the meeting, click "Join" next to the selected meeting.
Joining a meeting from an Email Invitation (PDF Guide)
- From your email application, open the meeting invitation.
- Select the meeting URL link to join the meeting.
- If prompted, enter your name and email.
Before joining a meeting, you have an opportunity to choose your audio and video settings (Webex Help - Audio/Video Settings).
If this is the first time you will be using Webex, you may be prompted to download some software which may take anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes depending upon your Internet connection speed. You can pre-configure your system with the required software by going to the Cisco Webex Test Meeting located at: webex.com/test-meeting.html.
Please make sure your computer has a microphone and speakers to be able to talk and hear while you are in the Webex meeting. In most cases, an inexpensive headset is preferable to using your computer's built-in microphone and speakers. Since all computers are different, Baylor University and the Electronic Library cannot make specific recommendations about what settings to use or what headset devices to purchase.
As with any web-conferencing system, there are three basic prerequisites that must be met in order to have a successful Webex session: a working computer with the Webex software installed, a functional computer audio system with a headset and microphone, and a reliable Internet connection. Since all three of these requirements are your responsibility, be sure to join your session early to make sure that you are able to successfully connect to Webex and be prepared to make alternate arrangements if you run into any problems. Most sessions allow you to connect up to 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
More info for participants is available at the Webex Help Center under the “Join Meetings” section. Here you will find a video tutorial and links to other topics. You will need to contact your instructor directly for additional information about how Webex will be used during class.