WebEx can be used for conference audio/video calls. You can schedule meetings in advance or start meetings straight away, using a variety of different features.


Log in to WebEx

Sign in button with the University of Portsmouth logo in the right corner of the page


One off message for Microsoft Outlook

The first time you login to WebEx you will be prompted to install an outlook extension. Select 'Don’t show me again' unless you use Microsoft Outlook.

WebEx Outlook extension

Once logged in click the up arrow Up arrow to display the toolbar.


Message for Chrome and Firefox

When starting a meeting for the first time you will be prompted to install an extension to Chrome or Firefox, we would recommend that this extension is installed.


How to schedule a meeting

  • Select Schedule a Meeting from the list on the left hand side

    A number of link and Schedule a Metting highlighted
  • Complete this section and select Schedule Meeting to set the meeting up for the chosen date

    Schedule a meeting window with options
  • You will see your meeting listed

    A meeting scheduled


You can now log out of WebEx until the beginning of the scheduled meeting.

Users will receive an email with a URL for them to select. The URL will connect the user to the meeting and you will receive an email confirming the meeting details eg day, time, password


Edit a meeting

View your meetings by going to My Webex and then My Meetings. Here you should be able to select your meeting, once selected there is the option to Edit or Cancel the meeting. If you Edit the meeting you change the date, time, and add or remove attendees.


Invite and Remind

You can invite extra users or remind people by clicking on the Invite & Remind button shown below.

Invive and Remind icon

Enter full email addresses and separate with commas.

Once users have joined the meeting you will see them listed in the top right hand corner under Participants.



You can hold the meeting with just audio by selecting the Connect to audio button shown below.

Connect to audio button



There is also the option of holding the meeting via video, for this you select Start my Video.

Video window


Share Screen

You can also share your screen using the Share Screen button. You can use this feature to show PowerPoint presentations or particular documents related to the meeting.

Share screen button


Whiteboard Feature

You can use the Whiteboard feature to allow all participants to view or/and take control and collaborate.


Record Feature

Select Record and Recorder to turn the function on.


Lock Room Feature

This feature can be used to stop participants joining the meeting late. Select Lock Room. This prevents any users with the URL connecting and interrupting the discussion.


For more information or training

Please visit LinkedIn Learning to find a range of videos that cover all topics around WebEx alternately you can view the following articles on MyPort:

WebEx overview Start an unplanned meeting Join a meeting or event using your browser


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