University of Wisconsin–Madison

Web Conferencing (Cisco Webex)

Cisco Webex is the leading enterprise solution for voice/video conferencing, online meetings, screen sharing, chat and webinars. The application is supported across mobile devices, desktops and room systems. 


  • Collaboration with UW–Madison colleagues and external colleagues across the world
  • Meet with up to 1000 participants in a single meeting on your computer, tablet or phone
  • Schedule meetings using the Outlook client, Outlook Web Access or the Webex Web Portal
  • Breakout rooms that may be pre-assigned by the host
  • Waiting rooms to allow the host or cohost to organize/manage incoming attendees
  • The ability to allow participants to dial into meetings with a telephone number
  • Whiteboarding and annotation tools to simulate in-person collaboration
  • HIPAA compliant
  • Record Webex Meetings/Events/Training in the cloud


  • Individuals must have a UW-Madison NetID, Office365 account and have an active appointment
  • Must be a UW-Madison faculty/staff member, researcher or student
  • Individuals from outside UW-Madison may log on to a session only if invited by a UW-Madison user

Getting started




Available to

  • Departments
  • Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Staff
  • Students

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