Conferencing collaboration made easy: Webex is coming

UB employees view content on a large screen in a conference room in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Published June 22, 2018

Soon UB will have a powerful new way to collaborate online. Faculty, staff and students will be able to log in at ub.webex.com.

Get comfortable

There are many ways for the UB community to get comfortable with Webex. Consider joining one of our live, interactive sessions on Webex meetings, events and trainings (all times EDT, click the links below for more information or to add the trainings to your calendar):

The UB community will also have an opportunity to attend live drop-in hours online, to ask questions and get answer from Webex experts.

Your personal meeting room

Everyone at UB will get their own personal Webex meeting room. The address for your room will be 'https://ub.webex.com/meet/' followed by your UBITName.

Just give participants the address for your room, and they'll be able to join your meeting by typing it into their browser.

Here are some ways you can use your personal meeting room:

  • Meet with offsite colleagues
  • Host online office hours
  • Invite someone to present remotely to your class or team

Do more with Events and Trainings

Webex also includes options specifically for hosting larger online trainings and events, with features that go beyond simple meetings.

Use Webex Events for hosting large-scale events with up to 1,000 participants:

  • Webinars
  • Conferences
  • Seminars and workshops

With a Webex Event, you have advanced features for polling and tracking your audience.

For collaborative learning on a large scale (up to 1,000 people), Webex Training is the right tool:

  • Hold education workshops
  • Teach remotely
  • Train your staff

With Webex Trainings you can designate a panel of moderators, create breakout rooms and more.

Questions?

For questions about using Webex at UB, contact the UBIT Help Center, by phone at 716-645-3542 or online at buffalo.edu/ubit/help.