Webex / Guide to use in Canvas


  • To provide guidance in using Webex Education Connector features and tools in Canvas
  • To provide guidance in scheduling and conducting a Webex session in Canvas 


  • Canvas Student


  • 10185: Canvas
  • 10199: Webex
    • Cisco Webex


  • Webex allows students to present information, share applications, and collaborate on projects; stage large-scale online events; and deliver highly interactive and effective online training and e-learning
  • Miami's site license for Webex allows faculty, staff, and students to host Webex meetings
    • Your account (license) is automatically set up


Webex Education Connector features & tools


Use Classroom Collaboration

  • Cisco Webex Education Connector Classroom collaboration is an easy way to message a classmate or student, chat with a group, and share files in which you're collaborating


Create a team
  • In Cisco Webex Teams, teams help you keep everything organized by categorizing multiple spaces under a common theme
  1. The first time you go to the Classroom Collaboration tab from the Webex Education Connector in your course, sign in using your Webex Teams credentials
  2. Select Create Team


Create a space
  • In Cisco Webex Teams, all work takes place in spaces where you can send messages, make calls, have video meetings, whiteboard, and share files
  • Spaces work best for a group of people collaborating on a specific topic or single project
  • A general space with all the members of your team is available by default
  • Create a new space with multiple people or message someone directly:
  1. Select Create Space to create the first space
  2. To make additional spaces, go to Webex Teams and select Spaces
  3. Select + Create New Space
  4. Enter a name for the space and select Create Space


Send a message
  • When you send a message to a person for the first time in Cisco Webex Teams, you create a conversation just between the two of you; the next time you message that person, your conversation will pick up where you left it
  • When you send a message to a space, all the members of that space can see your message
  1. From the Webex Education Connector in your course, go to Webex Teams and select Spaces
  2. Select the space to which or the person to whom you want to send a message
  3. Compose your message and press Enter


Share a file
  • Use Classroom Collaboration to easily and quickly share a file, lecture notes, or a group project
  1. Drag and drop the file into the message area
    • Or you can click + Attachment and select the file
  2. Select Shareto send the file


Use Meetings

  • Create and schedule a recurring or one-time virtual meeting with students or other instructors:
  1. Select + New Meeting
  2. Choose MeetingTraining, or Event
  3. Enter a descriptive title for the meeting
  4. Select the Meeting DateDuration, and Recurrence
  5. Select Create Meeting


Use Recordings

Record your meeting
  1. Start your meeting and then enable Recording
  2. Once the meeting has started, click Meeting on the Webex Meetings toolbar in the upper-left corner of the screen
  3. Click Start Recording in the Meeting drop-down list to enable recording
  4. Click Stop Recording in the Meeting drop-down list


Find and share recordings
  1. Sign in to Miami's Webex site
  2. Select your preferred view:
    • For Modern View, click Recordings
      • Modern viewis recommended
    • For Classic View, click My Files and then My Recordings 
  3. Locate the video file and click the Downloadbutton to save it to your computer
    • Note where the file is saved, if you want to add it to Canvas or share it
  4. To post the MP4 file of the recorded Webex meeting to Canvas, use the Record/Upload Mediabutton on the Rich Content Editortoolbar within a content item (i.e., page, assignment, discussion, or quiz)



  • For comprehensive product information and support documentation, search Cisco Webex Help Center
  • Cisco provides end-user support for Cisco Webex
    1. In the Webex portal, locate the left-panel menu and click the WS link to access Webex Support
    2. Make your selection from the left-panel menu 
      • Or click Contact Us  at the bottom of the menu to reach Webex technicians



Article ID: 85107
Mon 8/19/19 8:59 AM
Fri 12/1/23 1:30 PM
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