Participants in DA WebEx meetings are asked to use a standardized format for your Participant Name.
Recent changes in the WebEx Join Meeting process mean that it is not always intuitive to change your Participant Name once it is saved in your computer.
Using WebEx within DA
A few pointers on how we use WebEx within Democrats Abroad
Never “Sign In” or “Log In” to WebEx, only select => Join Meeting
DA users do not have individual WebEx user accounts, so no-one ever “signs in” to a meeting, only use the Join Meeting button/link
Always include your Full Name and your Country Committee, and Position as part of your Participant Name:
e.g., Mary Jones (Latvia, Chair)
If you have joined with an incorrect Participant Name, you need to “Leave Meeting” and re-Join to be able to change your Participant Name
=> You must first Leave a meeting to be able to change your name.
=> You can then Re-Join the meeting with the correct Participant Name
You should make note of the WebEx Meeting Number, and the Meeting Password – you will need these to Join any DA meeting.
Options for Changing your WebEx Participant Name.
1. Join from the DA WebEx Search Meetings page
The Search Meetings page in Classic View is a public listing of all upcoming DA WebEx meetings.
Be sure to select the correct meeting you wish to join, and select the meeting name, or the Join button.
If you get the “Modern View” display, Change to “Classic View”
Find your meeting under “Search Meetings” in Classic View
Select the meeting you wish to join.
You should now be able to enter your Participant Name in the correct format
2. Use the Cisco Webex Meetings desktop App
If you are using a Windows or Mac computer, then WebEx will typically install a separate application which can make it easier to join future WebEx meetings. This program is called “Cisco Webex Meetings” (which is not the same as “Webex Meetings” which is running when you are in an active meeting.)
Launch the Cisco Webex Meetings app – also called the Cisco Webex Start.app
When you select the meeting link in your e-mail, your browser may give you a Pop-Up message asking you to open the Cisco Webex app.
The Cisco Webex Meetings app stores your Participant Name.
You can edit your name by selecting the “Pencil” icon to make changes to your listed Name and Email address.
Reminder: Use the Join a Meeting field to enter the 9-digit Meeting Number, but do NOT “Sign In”
3. Join by Web Browser
You can also join a meeting directly within your web browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Vivaldi, Internet Explorer, etc.)
Note: Joining a meeting by browser has a somewhat different layout and more limited feature set than when joining using the desktop application. This should be fine for most who are joining just as meeting participants, but is not suitable for Hosts, Presenters, or Moderators who will be running the meeting.
Paste the WebEx meeting URL into your browser address bar.
Select the option to Join by Web App in your Browser
In Modern View:
In Classic View: