WebEx

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WebEx is a Managed Use video conferencing tool available in some parts of the Coventry University Group.

Introduction

WebEx, a product of Cisco, is an enterprise video conferencing and webinar hosting solution used by large companies and brands around the world. It also offers integrations with Office 365 and Google Drive.

Check out their website for more info.

Privacy notice for recording sessions

Please ensure that students are aware that the session will be recorded, and that they have the option to ‘opt out’ and turn off their cameras if they wish. Please also refer students to our privacy notice, which can be found here.

https://livecoventryac.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/externalstudentdocuments/EVYG51OxtXhGlTKeqvtp7vsBg4K8zab596rV9AwYKFShjA?rtime=3kdYQ9Rf2Eg

The IGU have highlighted the specific part of this notice that is relevant to the recording of sessions:

As part of our efforts to keep our campuses and other sites safe and secure, enabling us to operate CCTV, body cams and audio and visual recordings of lectures and seminars.

Can I use it?

This product is marked as Managed Use in the Teaching and Learning Ecosystem document, so while the university doesn’t provide licences, staff can use it with students after consideration of GDPR and data security. If you have concerns, speak to your Associate Head of School for Student Experience or equivalent role.

Firewall Status: Unsafe
This tool appears to be blocked by countries with more restrictive firewalls. Consider using an alternative if you’ll be joined by students learning remotely from outside the UK

What can I do with it?

There are currently no guides available for this tool. If you’re familiar with it, perhaps you’d consider contributing to the knowledge base?

About the author(s)

  • Noah Mitchell

    I work at Coventry University's Disruptive Media Learning Lab where I focus on digital projects such as Coventry.Domains. I'm passionate about digital fluency, design and user experience.

Updated on December 2, 2020

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