How to Use Webex to Schedule or Join a Meeting

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The guide covers steps to schedule a Webex meeting and steps to join a Webex meeting.

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How to Use Webex to Schedule and Start a Meeting

How to Use Webex to Schedule a Meeting

This section has 2 sub-sections – how to schedule a meeting and how to start the meeting.

How to Schedule a Webex Meeting

  • Open your Webex page – usually in the format meetingsxxxxxx.webex.com. Then, log in with your email address and password – on the top right of the screen, hover over Sign in and select Webex.
How to Use Webex to Schedule a Meeting
  • Once you are signed in to your account, click Schedule.
How to Use Webex to Schedule a Meeting
  • On the Schedule a Meeting screen, enter a name for your meeting. A meeting password will be auto-generated – you can change it if you want to.

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How to Use Webex to Schedule a Meeting
  • Then, to set a date for your Webex meeting, click the Date and time drop-down.
  • When the date and time picker opens, select a meeting date and time. Also select am or pm and meeting duration. When you finish, click Done.

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Before you proceed, it is important to check that your meeting is set to the correct time zone – if not, click the time zone drop-down and select the correct time zone. The time zone drop-down is beneath the date.
If you are scheduling a reoccurrence Webex meeting, check the Reoccurrence checkbox. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.
How to Use Webex to Schedule a Meeting
  • Finally, on the Attendees field, enter the email address of each person you want to invite, separated by commas. The emails of the attendees will be displayed beneath the Attendees field.
  • When you finish, to use Webex to schedule a meeting, on the bottom left of the page, click Schedule.

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To make it easy to schedule Webex meetings in the future, you could save the meeting as a template.
  • The meeting details will now be displayed on your dashboard.

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To manage the meeting, use the buttons displayed beside it. The first button (counting from left) will copy the meeting and the second button will open the meeting for editing. To cancel the meeting, use the 3rd button. Finally, to add the meeting to your calendar, click the 4th button.
The meeting details will be emailed to all the attendees you added to the meeting.

How to Start a Webex Meeting

  • When it is time to start the meeting, login to your account. Then, beneath the meeting you want to start, click Start Meeting. A pop-up will be displayed.

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  • On the pop-up window, click Open Cisco Webex Meeting.

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  • The meeting window will open and activate the Webcam on your PC (if you have one). To turn the webcam video off, click the video icon.

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In the screenshot below, I already turned off the video. Before you turn off the video, the button will be black.
  • Finally, to start the Webex meeting, click the Start Meeting button.

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  • The meeting will start and wait for others to join.

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How to Use Webex to Join a Meeting

How to Use Webex to Join a Meeting

There are other ways to join a Webex meeting but the 2 most common are to initiate the meeting from the email you received or the mobile Apps for Android or iPhone.

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This section covers steps to join a meeting with these 2 methods.

How to Join a Meeting from Email Invite on a PC

  • Open the email the meeting invite was sent to. Then, scroll down and click Join meeting.

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How to Use Webex to Join a Meeting - How to Join a Meeting from Email Invite on a PC
  • The meeting details will open on a new browser window. Then, it will download a small software. Save the software to a folder on your PC.

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How to Use Webex to Join a Meeting - How to Join a Meeting from Email Invite on a PC
  • Then, open the folder you saved the Webex application and double-click it.

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How to Use Webex to Join a Meeting - How to Join a Meeting from Email Invite on a PC
  • Wait for the meeting to connect.

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  • When the meeting starts, if it is your first time joining a Webex meeting, you may receive a screen like the one below. Click Skip.

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  • When the Webex meeting window opens, it will activate the Webcam on your PC (if you have one).
  • To disable the video, click the video icon. Finally, click Join Meeting.

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How to Join a Meeting from the Webex App

If you have not installed the Cisco Webex app, install the app on your smartphone. Then, use the steps below to join a meeting from the app.
  • Open the Webex Meet app on your phone.
How to Use Webex to Join a Meeting - How to Join a Meeting from the Webex App
  • If it is the first time you are opening the app, it will display the license agreement screen. To proceed, accept the license agreement.

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The first image below is a screenshot from the Android app, the second is a screenshot from the iPhone app.
How to Use Webex to Join a Meeting - How to Join a Meeting from the Webex App
  • If you use the Android app, it may display the screen like the one shown below – tap OK. The iPhone app may not display this.

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The remaining part of the steps was performed from the iPhone app.
  • On the bottom left of the app, tap Join Meeting.

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  • Then, on the next screen enter the meeting number. Get the meeting number from the email you received from the Webex host.
  • You are also required to enter your name and email – finally, on the top right of the app, tap Join.

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  • On the Enter the meeting password screen, enter the meeting password (found on the meeting invite email). When you finish entering the password, click OK.

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  • Finally, click Join.

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As you can see, it is very easy to use Webex to schedule, start or join a meeting!

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