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Webex for Education: Collaboration in and out of the classroom

Cole Callahan
Cisco Employee
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Webex for Education: Collaboration in and out of the classroom
Live - Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT / 7pm Paris

Kathy New, Telecommunications Administrator
Colorado Springs School District 11 

Kirsten Mortimer, Technology Documentation and Training Specialist
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Dominic Caristi, Professor of Telecommunications
Ball State University
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Over the years, education has evolved from using chalkboards and projectors to a more technology-centric approach – with many schools utilizing smartboards, launching BYOD initiatives, or even providing individual laptops or tablets. In 2020, there is an accelerated need for technology and digital learning platforms, in both the physical and virtual classroom.


Join our esteemed panel of educators to hear how they use Webex collaboration to extend access, emphasize equity, and raise the quality of education for all of their students. Learn from their experiences, and hear their plans for the upcoming school year.



  • Adopting Webex in an education setting
  • Best practices for professors/teachers to engage students
  • Features to help educators get the most out of Webex
  • Live discussion about the future of education led by former educator Laura Hamill 


About our Panelists
Kathy New is the Telecommunications Administrator at Colorado Springs School District 11. She was hired to help administer voter-approved funding for new technology including wiring in all buildings, teacher laptops and a new phone system.  She's been responsible for providing support for all Telecommunication Services and over the last year have expanded this to Video Conferencing Services for Webex. This includes creating training syllabuses, class coordination and teaching classes for District staff as well.

Kirsten MortimerTechnology Documentation and Training Specialist works with faculty and staff to increase their knowledge of, and proficiency with, technology tools as a member of the Learning Technology Center, which is part of Instructional, Communication and Information Technology division at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has assisted numerous faculty and instructional staff with learning Cisco Webex, as well as how to leverage the suite of products to engage graduate and undergraduate students and enhance their learning experiences during the transition to remote delivery.

Dominic Caristi is a Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University. He is co-author of Communication Law  2ndedition (2018) with William Davie. He was a Fulbright Professor in Slovenia in 1995, Greece in 2009 and has been a visiting professor in Italy. He has served fellowships with the Radio Television News Directors Association and the National Association of Television Program Executives. In 1998 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Broadcasters Association. A member of the Broadcast Education Association for more than 30 years, he served on the Board of Directors 1997-2002, including a term as its Vice President. Dom is the Associate Director of the Digital Policy Institute and a founding member. In 2012 he received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from Ball State.
Anyone can be part of this event, including students, instructors, and Cisco customers and partners. You can watch the recording of the event here!

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Have a question, thought, or feedback?
Feel free to post any questions you want to see answered below! If you provide feedback on the event, share your remote education tips and tricks, or ask a question, you will be automatically be entered into a giveaway for some FREE Webex Swag! This thread will be open until August 14th!
You can download the presentation below!

Great talk and presentations.  Good to see how others are making this work.  My only tip - mute on entry!

Cole Callahan
Cisco Employee
Thanks for the feedback, Adam! I’m glad you were able to join us!

What was your biggest takeaway from our panelists? 😊
Cole Callahan
Cisco Employee

The recording of this event has been added to this post. Look for the big "Watch the recording" button in the post! You can also download the presentation above! :)


Great presentation. Quick Question: Is there a way for the Administrator to monitor conversations/meetings launched through Webex Teams? Maybe restrict who the students are able to communicate with? Thanks in advance!

Kathy N.

You can restrict what communication permissions attendees have by going to Participants and then selecting Assign Privileges.  


Kathy N.

This is a short video that was prepared for District 11 staff to help them use Webex.  It includes information about how to set attendee privileges, manage participants, share content, etc.

Kathy N.

Cisco has some quick reference guides for Meetings for Teachers, Students and Parents.  I can't find a page that has all the links in one place but an individual search using "webex quick start guide meetings (teachers/students/parents) pdf got me to each of the following:









Replace the word Meetings with Teams and you'll get similar resources for Teams.  


Cisco Employee

This is a nice presentation which could be used as  use case across different K-12 and uni's and education institution across to show the ease of usage, implementation in hybrid model where education and scope of teaching has changed dramatically cause of C19 impact.

Mitchell Drysdale
Cisco Employee

Great to see that everyone enjoyed this event!! We'd love to capture some feedback from you: 


We are partnering with TechValidate to conduct a survey to compile some hybrid learning best practices for Webex and we need your help! Please take this short TechValidate questionnaire, and you’ll be entered into a $500 giveaway! We appreciate your support and these insights go a long way.   


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