Webex 40.9 Updates

On September 9, 2020, Cisco released a new version of Webex to Memorial University. Included in this version are the following major changes and new features (some of which will activate on September 16th):

  • Updated user interface for Webex Meetings and Webex Events
    • Introduces a new join meeting preview window, and new buttons for controlling the Webex experience
    • Updated contextual option menus which exposes appropriate options with fewer clicks
  • Video breakout rooms in Webex Meetings (September 16th)
    • New feature for Webex Meetings, the ability to create full video breakout rooms. Up to 100 rooms can be created per online session
    • Participants can be automatically assigned to rooms, or manually assigned
    • The meeting host can move between rooms, assign co-hosts to help and broadcast to all rooms
    • To learn more about the breakout rooms functionality in Meetings, take a look at these resources from Cisco:
  • New Cohost role that replaces the Alternate Host feature (September 16th)
    • Allows you to assign this role before or during the meeting
    • Provides the ability to control more advanced functionality within the Meeting
  • Many more new features and minor tweaks to functionality

CITL will be offering training to instructors on Webex and the new functionality starting during the week of September 14th. A full schedule of training sessions is available.