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Cisco Webex Meetings

Cisco Webex Meetings is a programme used for virtual meetings. Participants in different locations can collaborate in real-time using audio and video conferencing.

The Cisco Webex portfolio Includes:

  • WebEx Meetings – web and video conferencing for up to 1000 participants
  • WebEx Events - large scale Webinars for up to 3000 participants with chat, polling and Q&A
  • WebEx Training – allows you to give online training with live instruction for up to 1000 participants

Getting started

To start using Cisco Webex you will need Google Chrome. You can download Google Chrome to your PC or laptop. Contact your local IT helpdesk if you need help with this.

You will also need a headset or earphones and a webcam. If you have a HSE laptop then a webcam is already installed above your screen. If you have a desktop computer instead of a laptop then contact your local IT helpdesk to order a webcam.

Joining a meeting

If you are invited to a meeting you will receive a link and dial-in information. You can attend a meeting on your desktop, Smartphone, through a web app, or phone by clicking the link in the meeting invite or dialling in.

You don’t need a Webex account to attend a meeting. You only need an account if you want to create a meeting, this means you are the host of the meeting.

You don’t have to download the App. You can select “Join from Browser” on the window that opens when you click on the link in your meeting invite.

Hosting a meeting

To host a meeting you must complete an application for a Webex account.

Application form to get a Cisco Webex account here

Each account is a virtual meeting room. If you have someone who schedules meetings for you or your team, think about how many meeting rooms you may need. If you have several meetings at the same time then you may need more than one Cisco Webex account.

Information on how to host a WebEx Meetings


Drop-in training sessions on Cisco WebEx – join this WebEx training session every day @1:45pm to find out about the features of the platform and setting up video conference meetings.

Cisco WebEx for Clinical consultations

Cisco Webex can be used to provide virtual healthcare to patients,

Get best practise guides for patients, clinicians, admin staff, care teams and families here.

Page last reviewed: 18/05/2020
Next review due: 18/05/2023