UConn Webex users and non-UConn Webex users can become the Host and begin a Meeting without being designated as a Cohost (Alternate Host)

  • Use this method of handing off the Host role when your anticipated Host does not have a UConn email address.
  • This process will work with users who have a @uconn.edu email address as well, but you may designate those users as a Cohost while scheduling. Learn more about Cohosts here: Cohost Role (formerly Alternate Host) in Webex
  • Use this method when scheduling coinciding sessions with discrete Hosts.

Setup

After scheduling the session, you will need to share the Host Key with your anticipated Host.

The Host Key is re-generated after each use and recurrence. 


Learn how to (re)claim your role as Host

If you would like to start the Meeting without help from the user that scheduled the Meeting, you must join the Meeting within the time allotted for "Join before Host" or join after the start time of the Meeting.
Note: unless the scheduler has altered the settings, the default early-join time is 5 minutes before the start-time. If you are still unable to join, you will be able to join after the start-time.

  1. While in the meeting and not in full-screen mode, you will see the toolbar along the top.
  2. Click on the Participant menu.
  3. Click on Reclaim Host Role
  4. Screenshot of Webex participant tab.
    Screenshot of Reclaim Host Role option.

If the scheduler needs to find the Host Key, it is shown within the session details at webex.uconn.edu.

  1. Click on the More Options button represented by an ellipsis.
  2. Select Reclaim host role.
    Screenshot of Webex more options menu.
  3. Enter your Host key if necessary.
    Screenshot of reclaim host role option.
    If the scheduler needs to find the Host Key, it is shown within the session details at webex.uconn.edu.

Learn how to forfeit your role as Host while leaving the Meeting

  1. Click the red X to exit the Meeting as you normally would, but select the option Leave Meeting.
    Screenshot of webex user button menu.
  2. Webex will prompt you to select a new host. Click on the Participant that you would like to assign as the new Host.
    Screenshot of Leave Meeting menu.
  3. Leave Meeting.