Faculty, students, and staff can join a session through the Webex Web App. Participants can join a Webex Room without installing any software on Windows, iOS, or ChromeOS (Linux). This guide will show you how to join a Webex Room directly through your web browser.

Note

If you are using a Chromebook or a computer running Linux, you need to follow this guide in order to Join the Webex session.

Set your Webex home page to always use the browser:

Joining a session in your browser

Please use Chrome if possible. While most browsers will work, ITS has found Chrome to be the most reliable when using Webex.

To join your Webex session, 

  1. Click on the Join link. You will have received this link in an email, a calendar invite, a HuskyCT post, or you found it on a website.
  2. You will be prompted to download a temporary application file. To run the session entirely through your browsercancel the download.
    WebEx join from browser prompt.
  3. Click on the Join from your Browser link. 
  4. Enter your name and email address. 
    User personal room home.
  5. The Next button will turn blue. Click on the Next button to proceed to your session.

Allowing the Webex Web App to Access Your Microphone and Camera

For security reasons, Webex, like all websites, cannot access your microphone or webcam without your permission. If it is your first time using Webex in the browser or on this computer, you will receive a pop-up notification asking for these permissions. You will see the spinning circle in the middle of the screen until you allow access. 

  1. Click on the Allow button in the pop-up notification to allow access. You should then be able to proceed with the session.
    Pop up screen.
  2. Select the Use computer for audio option to use your computer's microphone.

    1. If you would like to use your cellphone/landline, select Call-In. If you choose Call-In, you will still join on the computer so you can see the other participants and share your screen, but all audio will be routed through your phone call.

  3. For more information about managing your choice of speaker, microphone, and camera, review the article, Changing Speaker, Microphone, and Camera Options in Webex

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