A Quick Overview of WebEx Features

WebEx is an audio and video conferencing tool designed for small group collaborations and meetings, or large scale web-based public events.. The two uses that are most pertinent to instructors are WebEx Meetings and WebEx Training.

  • WebEx Meetings is most appropriate for smaller classes (less than 50 or so), where the focus is on the instructor facilitating collaboration and discussion
  • WebEx Training is most appropriate for larger classes (more than 50) where the focus is on the instructor presenting course content

Please review the Privacy in Recordings page, which includes a downloadable notification template to post in your course.

The following features are found in both WebEx Meetings and WebEx Training:

  • recording
  • handraising
  • accomodate up to 1000 attendees
  • text chat
  • real-time screen sharing, multimedia sharing, whiteboards and annotation tools, file transfer
  • polling
  • join and attend from mobile devices or from email invitation

The features in the table below, however, belong only to either WebEx Meetings or WebEx Training:

Features

WebEx Meetings

WebEx Training

Breakout sessions (AKA Breakout Rooms) and hand-on labs No Yes

Q&A Q&A allows you to respond directly to Qs, assign Qs priority, assign Qs to other panelists, dismiss Qs, and mark Qs as answered verbally. Q&A is difference from Chat.

No

Yes

Video transcription Yes No

Personal room (lobby) -  A personal room is an always-available room that you can enter and invite others to as needed.

Yes

No

Testing, instant grading, and instructor scoring 

No

Yes

 Avatars

No

Yes

Join and attend from web app (no download)

Yes

No