WebEx Upgrade Coming August 1

Please Note: WebEx is a cloud-hosted service and is subject to continuous updates scheduled by Cisco.

On Wednesday, August 1, Cisco launched a new interface for WebEx Meeting Center. This upgrade includes a redesigned interface with updated options for accessing meeting controls, controlling video layouts and sharing content.

Training Center, which is typically used by faculty for instructional web conferencing is not affected by this upgrade.

What’s New

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  • Centralized Meeting Controls

Meeting controls are docked at the bottom of the meeting screen. The controls hide when not in use and re-appear when you move your mouse.

  • New Sharing Options

The Sharing option is quickly accessible from the Meeting Controls dock. When used, thumbnails help you quickly find content you want to share.

  • Video Only Layouts

Users can choose one of three video-only layout options.

  1. Active Speaker Video: Single video of attendee who is actively speaking displays.
  2. Active Speaker and Thumbnail: Large video of active speaker displays center screen along with scrollable list of thumbnail videos at bottom of screen.
  3. Grid View: Scrollable video grid of all attendees.
  • Video + Sharing Layouts

Users can choose one of three Video + Sharing layout options.

  1. Active Speaker and Thumbnail: Thumbnail video of active speaker displays next to content and a scrollable list of videos of attendees displays above content.
  2. Side-by-Side View: Scrollable grid of videos displays next to shared content.

Floating View: Floating panel displays videos and can be moved or resized.