What is WebEx?


WebEx is a web conferencing tool for Purdue faculty and staff.



WebEx is a web conferencing tool for Purdue faculty and staff. WebEx is a great solution for meetings and office hours. Using WebEx, Purdue faculty and staff can schedule meetings in which anyone can participate or present information. Once the meeting has begun, hosting authority can be transferred to any participant, including students.


NOTE: Two-factor authentication and Purdue email required.

Access types and participant limits:

Faculty & Staff - purdue.webex.com

  • 1000 participant limit
  • Recording, personal room, and telephony
  • WebEx Events and WebEx Trainings

Students & TA’s – purdue-student.webex.com

  • 1000 participant limit
  • Recording, personal room, and telephony

NOTE: The preferred audio method is computer audio (the University pays a per minute per participant cost when using the phone-in method).


Users have a persistent (personal) meeting room which can be utilized for impromptu meetings:

Meetings may be scheduled. Additional information may be found at: https://help.webex.com/en-us/article/WBX9000035741/Schedule-a-Webex-Meeting

WebEx meetings may be recorded by clicking the record button. WebEx meetings are moved automatically to Kaltrua. (It may take up to 24 hours to transfer.) WebEx Events and Trainings are stored in WebEx for at least one week.

NOTE: Please be aware of applicable state and federal laws when recording. WebEx is not intended to be used to display or discuss controlled or restricted data.  Instructors should be aware of resources and best practices for teaching online while keeping student data secure and complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, known as FERPA: https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/FERPA/index.html 

NOTE: Do NOT record class. Teaching and Learning Technologies recommends not using WebEx for instructional delivery. If you need to record your lectures, use one of the tools recommended by Purdue Innovative Learning. Options may be viewed at:

Additional Information:

Additional information about WebEx may be found from the ‘WebEx Resources’ link at: https://help.webex.com/en-us

Cisco’s ‘Get Started with Cisco WebEx Meetings for Hosts’ may be found at:

Cisco’s ‘WebEx Audio Troubleshooting’ may be found at:

If you need technical assistance with WebEx after hours, you may call Cisco Technical Support at (866)229-3239.


Still need help?  Click the 'Purdue IT Request' button to start a ticket.



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