This guide includes instructions on joining a meeting, best practices on participating in a meeting and other helpful resources.

To participate in a WebEx meeting, you will need:
  • Speakers
  • Microphone (USB headset/earbuds or mic on webcam)
  • Webcam (optional, for video)
  • Telephone (optional, if not using computer)

Joining a WebEx Meeting

1. In the email you receive, click the link that says "Join the meeting."
Join Meeting
2. When prompted for Audio and Video Connection, choose Call Using Computer from the Audio Connection menu.  If you wish to use video, select your video camera from the Video Connection menu.  Click Connect Audio and Video after verifying selections.
Audio and Video Connection with Call using Computer checked
3. Test your connection to ensure your sound is working correctly.  Click on the More Options link under Connect to Audio.
Connected to Audio with More Options link
From the menu, click on the Test button to test your speaker and speak into the microphone to test your microphone.

Test Audio

 

Best Practices

  • Mute your microphone when you're not speaking to help reduce background noise. When you're muted, the microphone icon will turn red with a slash through it.
Mute Microphone
  • Join the meeting 10 minutes early to ensure you have plenty of time to get everything set up.
  • Turn on your webcam using the button that looks like a camera, if you would like to video conference.
 Web Camera
  • In a large video conference meeting or class, raise your hand in WebEx before talking. This allows others to know you have something to say and helps reduce people talking at the same time.