Cisco Webex allows faculty and staff to schedule and host web-based videoconferencing directly via the web or through Canvas, along with through desktop and mobile apps, as well as Outlook.
Webex offers a synchronous, web-based, virtual classroom environment that includes two-way audio and video, text chat, application and desktop sharing, and session recording. Within Canvas courses, Webex may be used for study sessions, tutorials, office hours, group projects, guest lectures, and even full class sessions. Beyond the classroom, Webex may be used by faculty and staff to conduct meetings, give presentations, or host online webinars.
All current faculty and staff have been set up with Webex accounts, so you can access Webex directly online at baylor.webex.com by simply by using your Baylor email and then logging in with Duo.
For information on scheduling and hosting meetings via the web, see the Guides section below or visit the Webex Help Center's Getting Started page.
New and auxiliary faculty or staff members should also already be added, but if you encounter an error signing in and need to request an account manually, you can do so here: Webex Account Request Form
Webex can also be used through a Canvas course using the Webex Education Connector. Instructions for enabling Webex in a Canvas course can be found HERE as well as in the Guides section below.
Scheduling a Webex meeting in your course allows your students to join the meeting through the course page. You can use Webex meetings for classes as well as office hours, both scheduled ahead of time and launched as needed. Your students will be able to view and join your created meetings in the Webex tab of your course directly through Canvas.
Webex can be enabled in any pre-existing course, but if needed, you can also request a new course here:
Webex Site Guides
Student & Participant Guides