WebEx: Collaborate with Colleagues and Students
WebEx is a dynamic web-based conferencing tool that allows users to engage in a myriad of activities with few software/technological requirements. An internet connection is the primary need; only the host of the meeting needs to have a WebEx account.
WebEx facilitates developing connections with students and colleagues who are not available to attend face-to-face meetings. Participants may join around the globe via use of a computer or mobile device.
Request a Host WebEx Account
USA Faculty have free access to the university’s WebEx subscription. To request a host account, please navigate to http://southalabama.webex.com/ and click “Request Host Account” at the top-left. Fill out the form using your faculty email address and you will receive a username and password within 24 hours. Use your host account credentials to log in at USA WebEx Login.
Students may attend WebEx meetings; however, students do not have the ability to host a meeting.
Why Use WebEx?
- Lack of communication with the instructor and lack of community are two significant complaints from online students. WebEx provides a platform that can facilitate mending the communication gap.
- WebEx allows instructors to hold class from any location as long as they have an appropriate device and an internet connection.
- The ample tools allow for chatting, sharing desktops and files, and numerous other mechanisms which improve interactions and promote effective meetings.