WebEx is a desktop conferencing system that allows for live, two way interaction between participants. No specialized software, beyond current versions of JAVA, needs to be installed for this web based application, which allows, voice, video and desktop sharing. The service is compatible with: PC; MAC; iPad & iPhones; Android and Windows phone. It’s applications are nearly endless: online office hours; emergency class meetings; project work; remotely bring a guest speaker into your class; thesis defenses; etc.
How it works is simple: A ‘Host’ creates the sessions and forwards the web link to the participants. Then all a participant needs to do, is to click on the link to enter the session. At a minimum, the host needs a headset/microphone and ideally should also have a webcam. If a participant doesn’t have any of these, they can still communicate via a text chat option. A wired internet connection always works much better than WiFi.
You will need an account to host a session, but you do NOT need one to participate. NJIT Faculty and Staff are eligible to obtain a host account. Since the number of accounts are limited, each one needs to be individually approved. You may request a WebEx account online through the IST Service Desk portal at https://servicedesk.njit.edu/CherwellPortal/IST or by calling (973) 596-2900. Please allow 24-48 hours for your request to be processed.
Once you have your account, you can log into the NJIT WebEx site at: njit.webex.com with your NJIT UCID & Password. Click on Meeting Center and you are good to go!
Recordings - Webex recordings are now automatically uploaded to the Kaltura media repository site, under your UCID. Kaltura will perform a conversion and make the recording readily available for streaming through its MoodleRooms integration. If you are not familiar with Kaltura, please email email@example.com and one of our Instructional Designers will assist you in getting started on that site. (Note that there is also a STREAMING and DOWNLOAD version still available on the Webex site, however, those tend to require a great deal of bandwidth and computing resources to manage).
How Do I ......? - These are a series of great short tutorials that WebEx has created, that review various steps & processes of a 'Meeting' in great detail. Select the videos found in the 'Meeting Center' section. Note that for audio connectivity, we predominantly use the 'Integrated VOIP' option.
NJIT WEBEX SITE - njit.webex.com.
NEED HELP? – Go to the IST Help desk or call 973-596-2900.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TRAINING: Contact Bill Duelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-596-3005.