Start a Meeting, Training Session or Event

Only UB faculty, staff or students can host a meeting, training or event from UB's Webex.

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There are several ways to initiate a meeting, training session or event in Webex.  

Through the website

Through Outlook* - Home Tab > New Webex meeting

Through the iPhone or Android Application

Through Jabber**

  • Press Start Meeting to open your Personal Meeting Room with controls. You can also call into your Personal Meeting Room  by dialing your and entering your host PIN, then passing your meeting room information to others.
  • Join a chat room or start a group chat with other Jabber users and click the Phone icon in the upper right corner and invite others, while using chat and file sharing within Jabber.

Screen share can be seen in Jabber, but content loaded into the Webex Meeting can't be seen in Jabber or Teams.

Content maximizes at 1080 pixels, be careful when sharing screens or programs to ensure your content is visible to and readable by your audience. Do not produce dense, cluttered content.  

** Requires Jabber. See Jabber Requirements.

Personal Conference or Audio-Only meetings

Personal Conference meetings and Audio Only meetings do not start automatically at scheduled times. You must start the audio portion of the meeting first and then you can start the online portion.

  1. Start the audio portion of the meeting by calling the number listed in the email invitation or on the Personal Conference Meeting Information page. This button is available only if the audio portion of the Personal Conference meeting has already started.
  2. Follow the audio prompts and enter the host access code and audio pin. The host needs to set up their audio pin and save it before being able to generate the Personal Conference meeting account information (See Personal Conference and Audio-Only Meetings in Webex for instructions).
  3. Start the online portion of the meeting:
    1. Select the link in the email invitation to view the Personal Conference Meeting Information page, or navigate to that page through your Webex site.
    2. The host access code and host pin needs to be entered for the host to start the meeting.
    3. On the Personal Conference Meeting Information page, select Start.

Common Questions

What kinds of files can I share with Webex?

You can share many file types, including documents (such as Word), presentations (such as PowerPoint) and video. For more information see Share and Present in Cisco Webex Meetings and Events.

What is the resolution for content when I share my screen?

1080 pixels.