Georgia Tech WebEx Collaboration
Note: This service is currently in Pilot Phase and therefore only available to a select number of campus users. If you are not a part of the pilot but have an immediate need to use the service during pilot phase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Tech Self-Service WebEx Site: http://gatech.webex.com/
A self-service online collaboration platform, WebEx Meeting Center facilitates on-demand, real-time, collaborative web meetings and conferencing. The Institute deployment provides unlimited usage for faculty, staff, and students to schedule meetings that anyone can participate in or present via.
WebEx Meeting Center allows you to:
- Share your desktop and files such as PowerPoint presentations
- Collaborate using chat and whiteboards
- Poll participants attending a meeting
- Mark up shared documents
- Take control of applications in a screen shared via WebEx
- Record and archive the meeting for future reference
WebEx works with Windows & Mac OS X, and apps are available for iPhone, iPad, Android & Blackberry. Participants can connect from their desktop, notebook, smartphone, or tablet computer. WebEx meetings may be recorded for later viewing.
WebEx Meeting Center Audio
Integrated VoIP enables meeting hosts, trainers, or event producers to use the Internet to deliver the voice component of a meeting, live online training or large event.
Note: Integrated VoIP is the only audio option available within Georgia Tech Self-Service WebEx. Phone dial-in audio is NOT available for the Georgia Tech Self-Service WebEx platform. There exist no plans to make such a feature available.
Before starting a meeting using VoIP, we suggest you conduct an audio test so the presenters can determine the correct sound levels.
For an improved Audio experience:
- Avoid playing music.
- Avoid background noise.
- PC microphones are very sensitive and tend to pick up background noise. Some environments & configurations provide a high gain feedback loop between the mic and the speaker. This can overwhelm the built in echo cancellation and create a feedback loop which will cause a loud echo.
- Speak slowly and avoid speaking during slide transitions. This will help manage bandwidth utilization and minimize network congestion.