Q. What's the difference between Webex Meetings, Events, and Trainings?
Webex offers three different types of sessions that offer different features.
Webex Meeting Conference Type
Faculty and Staff can host virtual meetings containing up to 1,000 participants. Share files, chat face-to-face using video, and share your screen to display professional virtualized presentations. To learn more visit the Webex Meetings Documentation site. You can download the Webex Meeting App (Mac or PC) from the JMU Webex site.
Webex Events Conference Type
Support for up to 1,000 participants. Host real-time online events on a large scale. Share files, presentations, and stream live video. Interact with participants using features such as web-polling, Q&A, and chat. Note: If you wish to see video from your attendees' webcams, you should use Webex Meetings. If you wish to host a session on an iPad, you must use Webex Meetings. To learn more, visit the Webex Events documentation site. Download the Webex Events Session App (Mac or PC) from the JMU Webex Events session type page under the Download button in the left side navigation. Note that you cannot launch it as you would a traditional app on your computer. It will launch when you open a Webex Events session via a link you click on in a calendar invitation or email or the Host button inside Canvas.
Webex Trainings Conference Type
Deliver highly interactive training classes, online, using audio and video conferencing, screen sharing, breakout sessions (breakout sessions cannot include video), and hands-on learning labs. Testing, tracking and grading capabilities are included. To learn more, visit the Webex Trainings documentation site. NB: Contact the Libraries for more information on this type of session. It requires some in-depth training and experience to use and often additional support to use. Download the Training App (Mac or PC) from the JMU Webex Training session type page under the Download button in the left side navigation. Note that you cannot launch it as you would a traditional app on your computer. It will launch when you open a Webex Training session via a link you click on in a calendar invitation, email, or the Host button inside Canvas. (Note that attendees who join by phone only cannot be assigned to breakout sessions because their audio will not transfer from the main session.)
Complete List of Features of Meetings, Events, and Trainings
Roles in the Three Conference Types
See more about Webex on the Guide to Hybrid & Online Teaching at JMU.