Cisco WebEx is a multi-functional video and audio conference web application. This conferencing system combines web-based meetings with integrated collaboration tools such as whiteboard, chat, and screen share. Webex also accommodates users who only need telephone conferencing. While hosts need a WebEx account to initiate meetings, participants are not required to have an account.

  • To request a WebEx Conferencing Host License visit the Webstore for activation.


Cisco WebEx Meeting Center recreates face-to-face meetings with real-time data, application, voice and video sharing capabilities:

  • Schedule, host, and attend video and audio meetings
  • Connect with video and online chat
  • Share application, documents, video, multimedia files, and web browsers
  • Use online whiteboards and make annotations
  • Talk through your computer, landline, or mobile device
  • Integrate with Outlook and other calendar applications
  • Join on-the-go with your mobile device
  • Record a meeting or session *

* In order to comply with Illinois law, hosts that intend to record a WebEx meeting must state that intention in both the meeting invite (e.g. Exchange invite) and at the start of the meeting before they turn on recording.

Requirements for audio-only meetings

  • A WebEx account requested via the Webstore (only for hosts)
  • Telephone or headset with microphone

Requirements for web-based Meetings

  • A WebEx account requested via the Webstore (only for hosts)
  • Operating system
    • Mac - OS 10.7 or newer
    • PC - Windows 7 or newer
    • Linux is not supported by WebEx and it will not work for hosting meetings
  • Browser
    • JavaScript and cookies enabled
    • Windows
      • Google Chrome:  23+
      • Mozilla Firefox:   10+
      • Internet Explorer: 8+
    • Mac
      • Google Chrome: 23+
      • Mozilla Firefox: 10+
      • Apple Safari: 6.1.5+
  • Broadband/high speed internet (1.5mbps minimum/3mbps preferred)
  • HD/HQ webcam (for video conference capabilities)
  • Audio Options
    • Telephone
    • Headset with microphone
    • Computer speakers (non-speaking participants only)


This tool is part of the Basic Service Bundle provided by ACCC. There is no additional charge for this service.

Learn how to use WebEx

Joining A Meeting

Hosting A Meeting

Resources to learn more


Email consult@uic.edu
Phone 312-413-0003
Last updated: 

January 29, 2018