"Webex Events (classic)" has been replaced by "Webex Events". This transition was automatic, however Events that were scheduled before this change have not been, and cannot be, converted to the new platform.

  • Webex Events is a great option for hosting seminars/events and delivering content to many people remotely.
  • Use Webex Events when the presentation is one-way. In other words, there is no, or very limited, vocal audience participation.
  • An Event can have up to 1,000 participants.
  • Webex Events is web-based so there is no need for a VPN and do not use a Remote Desktop Connection.
  • The audience may use Chat and Q&A.
  • Panelists, Cohosts, and the Host may make use of the Practice Session.
  • Cisco Webex official description of Events (vs. Meetings): Host Webinars with Events (YouTube)
  • To Troubleshoot Webex Events, use the general Webex Troubleshooting pages. If you need further help, reach out to techsupport@uconn.edu


  • With the New Webex Events (June 2021),
    • there is just one join link for both Panelists and Attendees.
    • panelists and attendees may join using the Web App ("join from browser"); no download required.
    • it is very easy to lock your Event behind UConn NetID Login.
    • Automatic recording is now available (disables Automatic Practice Session).
    • Automatic Practice Session in the beginning of the Event is now available (disables Automatic Recording).

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Concurrent Session Limit

Users may schedule up to 5 concurrent sessions. Both Webex Meetings and Webex Events count towards this quota.

The 4 Participant Roles in Webex Events

  • Host
    • is the user that schedules the Event
    • The Host role can be passed around, but there can only be one Host at any time.
    • can share their microphone, webcam.
    • can share their screen when designated as the Presenter.
    • can change Participants' roles during the Event.
    • can unmute Attendees
    • can see the full Attendees list
    • can see all Chat messages
    • can answer the Q&A messages
    • can transfer files to the Panelists
    • What Happens if the Webex Host drops out of the Session?
  • Panelists
    • can become Cohosts
    • can share their microphone, webcam.
    • can share their screen when designated as the Presenter.
    • can see the full Attendees list
    • can answer the Q&A messages
    • can transfer files to the Panelists or Host
  • Presenter (designated Panelist)
    • The Host and Panelists have the option of becoming the Presenter.
    • The Presenter is the only user that can share their screen.
    • There is only one Presenter at any time.
    • The Host begins as the Presenter. 
    • The current Presenter is able to pass the role to any of the Panelists or the Host.
    • The Host is always able to transfer the Presenter role.
  • Attendees
    • cannot share their webcam, screen, or content.
    • the Host may choose to allow individual Attendees to share their microphone after the Event begins.
    • can virtually raise their hand to gain the attention of the Panelists and Host.
    • can utilize Chat, Q&A, and Polling tools to communicate with the Panelists and Host, but not with other Attendees.
      • After the Event begins, you may allow the Attendees to view the complete Participant list and to Chat with each other if desired.

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