Q. How can I quickly launch a session in Webex inside Canvas without scheduling it?


  1. You can quickly launch a session by clicking the Webex button, verifying the Event Calendar tab is selected, and clicking the Quick Launch Button.

    How to get to the quick launch button in Webex inside Canvas.

  2. A window will launch where you may enter a name for the session, choose the conference type you will use for the session, and set a length of time the session will run. Note that we recommend using the meetings type for smaller classes or meetings and the events type for typical classes. Learn more about the three Webex conference types on this page. Note also that the time limit you set will not make the session end suddenly if you go over the time you selected.

    Launch a session in Webex inside Canvas in just a few steps.
  3. Once you click on the button to choose the length of your session, a new tab or window will open in your web browser. It will flash and load for about 10 seconds. The session will launch with screens like the following two images.

    Small windows open as Webex launches.

    Small windows open as the Webex session launches.

Webex Guide

See more about Webex on the Guide to Hybrid & Online Teaching at JMU.


  • Last Updated Aug 10, 2020
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  • Answered By David Vess

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