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Scheduling Meetings

Table Of Contents

Scheduling Meetings

Tips for Scheduling Secure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Meetings

How to Schedule a Web Meeting

About Assigning Users as Alternate Hosts in a Cisco WebEx Meeting

Scheduling a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Meeting

Scheduling a Cisco WebEx Meeting

Scheduling a Web-Only Cisco WebEx Meeting

Setting Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing to Allow Guest Access

How to Schedule a Video Meeting

Supported Video Endpoints

Scheduling a Video Meeting

How to Start a Meeting Right Away

Characteristics of a Reservationless Meeting

Characteristics of an Immediate Meeting

Initiating a Meeting That Starts Right Away

Initiating a Meeting That Starts Right Away From a Cisco Unified IP Phone

Scheduling Meetings on Behalf of Other Users

Rescheduling or Modifying a Meeting

Opening Meetings to Users Outside the Corporate Network

Deleting a Meeting

Copying a Meeting


Scheduling Meetings


Release: 7.0
Revision Date: September 14, 2009 11:42 am

Tips for Scheduling Secure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Meetings

How to Schedule a Web Meeting

How to Schedule a Video Meeting

How to Start a Meeting Right Away

Scheduling Meetings on Behalf of Other Users

Rescheduling or Modifying a Meeting

Opening Meetings to Users Outside the Corporate Network

Deleting a Meeting

Copying a Meeting

Tips for Scheduling Secure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Meetings

To maximize your meeting security, consider doing the following when you schedule a meeting that uses Cisco Unified MeetingPlace as your web conference provider.

Enter a password.

This will require all participants to enter the password to join your meeting.

Restrict the meeting to profiled users only.

Do not list the meeting publicly.

Set the meeting entry and exit announcements to Beep + Name.

This ensures that you will hear the names of all participants when they enter and leave your meeting. If you hear a beep with no name, ask the new arrival their name immediately.


Note If you are meeting with known participants and want to reduce interruption, set your entry and exit announcements to Silent.


How to Schedule a Web Meeting

When scheduling a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting, you will have to choose which web conferencing provider you will use.


Note By default, the system supports the scheduling of up to 200 meetings at one time. You can schedule both individual and recurring meetings up to two years in advance (exactly 729 days).


About Assigning Users as Alternate Hosts in a Cisco WebEx Meeting

Scheduling a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Meeting

Scheduling a Cisco WebEx Meeting

Scheduling a Web-Only Cisco WebEx Meeting

Setting Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing to Allow Guest Access

About Assigning Users as Alternate Hosts in a Cisco WebEx Meeting


Note This feature is supported in Release 7.0.2 and later.


An alternate host is a meeting invitee who can start your meeting for you in your absence. As the scheduler of a Cisco WebEx meeting, you can designate one or more invitees as alternate hosts. The first user who joins the meeting from among those designated as alternate hosts is able to start the meeting as the host. If, as the scheduler of the meeting, you later join the meeting, you automatically reclaim the host role but will have to wait for the alternate host to pass the presenter privileges to you.

Before assigning users as alternate hosts, make sure that you are aware of the following:

You can modify the list of alternate hosts after the meeting is scheduled until the time that the first participant joins.

Selecting an alternate host is only available through the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web scheduling interface. Meetings scheduled through another interface, such as Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Outlook or the phone, do not support the alternate host feature.

Reservationless meetings and immediate meetings do not support the alternate host feature.

You can only designate users with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profiles as alternate hosts. These users must sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace before they join the Cisco WebEx meeting in order to claim host privileges.

If an alternate host starts the Cisco WebEx meeting but then leaves it by closing the browser window before passing the host role to another attendee, the meeting will end for all attendees and cannot be restarted.

The alternate host feature is not supported if your system administrator configured your profile to only permit the scheduling of end-to-end encrypted meetings.

Related Topics

Scheduling a Cisco WebEx Meeting

Scheduling a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Meeting

Complete this procedure to schedule a meeting that uses Cisco Unified MeetingPlace as your web conference provider.

Before You Begin

Consider your security needs. See Tips for Scheduling Secure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Meetings.

Make sure that you are on the company network.

Know your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace User ID and password.

If you are scheduling a continuous meeting, make sure that you are using a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profile with system manager privileges. A maximum of 1000 continuous meetings can be scheduled on the system.


Note You can schedule a meeting to start immediately. However, you cannot schedule a meeting that starts more than five minutes in the past. Even if you set the meeting starting time five minutes in the past, the meeting will be scheduled at the current time.


Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Step 2 Click Schedule Meeting.

The New Meeting page displays.

Step 3 Enter the meeting details, such as the meeting ID if you want to define your own, date, time, and duration of the meeting.

Step 4 (Optional) Click Recurrence to make this a recurring meeting and set your recurrence pattern.


Tip If you are scheduling a monthly meeting and want to ensure that your meetings do not occur on a weekend, choose Monthly by Day of Week for your meeting frequency. The meeting will always occur on the same weekday each month. If you choose Monthly by Date, one of the monthly meetings could fall on a Saturday or Sunday. If you are scheduling a continuous meeting, choose Continuous for your meeting frequency.


Step 5 Choose Cisco Unified MeetingPlace as the web conference provider if it is not preselected.

Step 6 (Optional) Choose a meeting template.

Collaborative

Presentation

Webinar

Step 7 (Optional) If you are scheduling this meeting on behalf of another user, enter the user ID of that person.


Note This parameter is displayed only if you have permission to schedule on behalf of other users.


Step 8 (Optional) If you are inviting participants who will be attending from outside your private corporate network, choose Yes for the Allow external web participants parameter.


Note This parameter displays only if your deployment is configured for external access.


Step 9 Enter a number for Number of participants.


Note If you are scheduling a web meeting only, that is, no audio ports, enter 0 for Number of participants.


Step 10 Add invitees.

Step 11 (Optional) Click Attachments/Recordings and add any documents or meeting comments that you want attached to the meeting.

Step 12 (Optional) Click More Options to modify your meeting options.

Step 13 Click Schedule on the New Meeting page to schedule your meeting.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace will send meeting notifications to all invited participants if the system administrator has enabled that feature.


Troubleshooting Tips

If you tried to schedule a recurring meeting, but only a single meeting was scheduled, make sure that you specified a number of occurrences greater than one.

If the system is unable to schedule all meetings in your complete recurring meeting chain, it prompts you about the meetings it could not schedule. If this happens, set up individual instances of the meetings that could not be scheduled.

To ensure that guest users can access your meeting and meeting attachments, confirm that the Who can attend and Access meeting attachments/ recordings fields on the Meeting Options page are set to Anyone.

Related Topics

Field Reference: Meeting Scheduling Page in the Reference module

Field Reference: Meeting Recurrence Options in the Reference module

Inviting Participants During the Scheduling Process in the Inviting Participants to a Meeting module

Adding Attachments from the Meeting Scheduling Pages in the Working With Meeting Attachments module

Scheduling a Video Meeting

Field Reference: More Scheduling Options in the Reference module

Scheduling a Cisco WebEx Meeting

Before You Begin

You can only schedule a Cisco WebEx meeting if your user profile is set up to allow you to schedule meetings that use Cisco WebEx as a conference provider. For more information, see your system administrator.

Restrictions

The alternate host feature is supported in Release 7.0.2 and later.

The alternate host feature is not supported if your system administrator configured your profile to only permit the scheduling of end-to-end encrypted meetings.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Step 2 Click Schedule Meeting.

Step 3 (Optional) Enter a subject for your meeting.

Step 4 Fill in the meeting details, such as the meeting ID if you want to define your own, date, time, and duration of the meeting.

Step 5 (Optional) Click Recurrence to make this a recurring meeting and set your recurrence pattern.


Tip If you are scheduling a monthly meeting and want to ensure that your meetings do not occur on a weekend, choose Monthly by Day of Week for your meeting frequency. The meeting will always occur on the same weekday each month. If you choose Monthly by Date, one of the monthly meetings could fall on a Saturday or Sunday.


Step 6 Choose Cisco WebEx as the web conference provider if it is not preselected.

Step 7 Add invitees.


Note To grant invitees the permission to start your meeting without you, choose Alternate host as their permission when inviting them to the meeting.


Step 8 Click Meeting Options.

Step 9 Confirm that Who can attend is set to Anyone.

Step 10 Click Submit.

Step 11 Click Schedule on the New Meeting scheduling page.

If you are scheduling an immediate Cisco WebEx meeting on a Mac system using Firefox or Safari, you may see the Cisco.com homepage before you are admitted into the Cisco WebEx web meeting room. Ignore this page. The Meeting Manager page will launch momentarily and admit you into the meeting.

It may take up to 30 seconds for the system to schedule your Cisco WebEx meeting if your web server is configured to connect to the Internet through a proxy server.


Related Topics

About Assigning Users as Alternate Hosts in a Cisco WebEx Meeting

Accessing Cisco WebEx User Documentation in the Troubleshooting and Getting Help in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

How to Resolve Cisco WebEx Meeting Problems in the Troubleshooting and Getting Help in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Inviting Participants During the Scheduling Process in the Inviting Participants to a Meeting module

Field Reference: Meeting Scheduling Page in the Reference module

Field Reference: Meeting Recurrence Options in the Reference module

Scheduling a Video Meeting

Scheduling a Web-Only Cisco WebEx Meeting

Complete this procedure to schedule a meeting that only reserves the Cisco WebEx web meeting room. This is useful when you are already on the phone, for example, and want to share information over the web.

Before You Begin

You can only schedule a Cisco WebEx meeting if your user profile is set up to allow you to schedule meetings that use Cisco WebEx as a conference provider. For more information, see your system administrator.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Step 2 Click Schedule Meeting.

Step 3 (Optional) Enter a subject for your meeting.

Step 4 Fill in the meeting details, such as the meeting ID if you want to define your own, date, time, and duration of the meeting.

Step 5 Choose Cisco WebEx as the web conference provider if it is not preselected.

Step 6 Enter 0 for number of participants.

Step 7 Add invitees.

Step 8 Click Meeting Options.

Step 9 Confirm that Who can attend is set to Anyone.

Step 10 Click Submit.

Step 11 Click Schedule on the New Meeting scheduling page.

If you are scheduling an immediate Cisco WebEx meeting on a Mac system using Firefox or Safari, you may see the Cisco.com homepage before you are admitted into the Cisco WebEx web meeting room. Ignore this page. The Meeting Manager page will launch momentarily and admit you into the meeting.

It may take up to 30 seconds for the system to schedule your Cisco WebEx meeting if your web server is configured to connect to the Internet through a proxy server.


Related Topics

Accessing Cisco WebEx User Documentation in the Troubleshooting and Getting Help in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

How to Resolve Cisco WebEx Meeting Problems in the Troubleshooting and Getting Help in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Inviting Participants During the Scheduling Process in the Inviting Participants to a Meeting module

Field Reference: Meeting Scheduling Page in the Reference module

Setting Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing to Allow Guest Access

Before You Begin

You must be the meeting scheduler to set these settings.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Step 2 Click Schedule Meeting.

Step 3 Click More Options on the New Meeting page.

Step 4 Set the following parameters:

Parameter
Setting

Who can attend

Anyone

Access meeting attachments/ recordings

Anyone


Step 5 Click Submit.

Step 6 Meetings scheduled with these parameters are scheduled as public meetings, which means that they are scheduled without access restrictions.


How to Schedule a Video Meeting

Supported Video Endpoints

Scheduling a Video Meeting

Supported Video Endpoints

A video meeting is a web meeting with video and audio conferencing enabled. Participants who attend a meeting on video can share their video image and also see the broadcast of other video participants. Both Cisco Unified MeetingPlace and Cisco WebEx web meetings support the use of video. However, which video endpoint users can use depends on what you choose as your web conferencing provider.


Note Participants not using the appropriate video endpoint device for their chosen web conferencing environment (Cisco Unified MeetingPlace or Cisco WebEx) will not be able to share or view video during the meeting.


Web Conference Provider
Required Video Endpoint

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

A Cisco Unified Communications Video endpoint, including Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, Cisco Unified IP Phone 7985, or another IP video phone

Cisco WebEx

A web camera connected to your PC.


Scheduling a Video Meeting

Restriction

You must be using Cisco Unified MeetingPlace release 7.0.2 or later if you plan to complete this procedure with Cisco WebEx as your web conferencing provider.

Before You Begin

You can schedule a video meeting if the following conditions exist on your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system:

You are logged in with a user profile that gives you the option to reserve video meetings.

Video resources are available.

If you are scheduling a continuous meeting, make sure that you are using a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profile with system manager privileges. A maximum of 1000 continuous meetings can be scheduled on the system.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Step 2 Click Schedule Meeting

Step 3 (Optional) Enter a subject for your meeting to easily distinguish it for your invitees.

Step 4 Fill in the meeting details, such as the meeting ID if you want to define your own, date, time, and length of the meeting.

Step 5 (Optional) Click Recurrence to make this a recurring meeting and set your recurrence pattern.


Tip If you are scheduling a monthly meeting and want to ensure that your meetings do not occur on a weekend, choose Monthly by Day of Week for your meeting frequency. The meeting will always occur on the same weekday each month. If you choose Monthly by Date, one of the monthly meetings could fall on a Saturday or Sunday. If you are scheduling a continuous meeting, choose Continuous for your meeting frequency.


Step 6 (Optional) Choose your web conference provider if your system provides you with a choice.

Step 7 (Optional) Choose a meeting template if your system provides you with a choice.

Step 8 (Optional) If you are scheduling this meeting on behalf of another user, enter the user ID of that person.


Note This parameter is displayed only if you have permission to schedule on behalf of other users.


Step 9 (Optional) If you are inviting participants who will be attending from outside your private corporate network, choose Yes for the Allow External Web Participants parameter.


Note This parameter displays only if your deployment is configured for external access.


Step 10 Check Reserve video resources for participants.

If your profile is set to Can attend + host video + reserve video resources, you do not need to check this checkbox. Whenever you schedule a meeting, you are automatically reserving video ports.

If your profile is not set to Can attend + host video + reserve video resources, you must check this checkbox if you want to guarantee the availability of video resources for your meeting.

If you do not check this checkbox, but your profile has video permissions set to Can attend + host video meetings, your meeting is scheduled as video-enabled, which means that your meeting may have video if sufficient video resources are available.

Step 11 (Optional) Check Invite video terminals if you want to invite any video terminals to your meeting.

a. Enter a search string (part or all of a video terminal name) in the Search Directory field and click the magnifying glass to update the list of video terminals you can invite to your meeting. Leave the search string blank to search for all applicable terminals.

b. To invite one or more video terminals to the meeting, select the terminal(s) from the directory list and click Add.

c. To remove one or more invited video terminals, select the terminal(s) from the invited terminals list and click Remove.

d. (Optional) Click Check Availability to see the availability of the invited terminals on the day of the meeting.


Note If the video terminals you invite are reserved for other meetings, the system will alert you of this conflict. This does not prevent your scheduling of these resources; the system allows video terminals to be reserved by multiple meetings.


Step 12 Add invitees.

Step 13 Click Schedule.


Troubleshooting Tips

You cannot specify web and audio permissions for invited video terminals while scheduling the meeting. However, if you are a meeting moderator in a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting, you can change these permissions after the terminal joins the meeting by using the Change Permissions icon in the Participant List tool.

If you are unable to outdial to an invited video terminal or other video endpoint at the start of a meeting, call the invited terminal dial-in number or the video dial-in number indicated in the meeting notification or on the Meeting Details page to join the meeting. If this does not work, try pressing #33 on your phone to dial out to the video terminal.

Related Topics

Inviting Participants During the Scheduling Process in the Inviting Participants to a Meeting module

Rescheduling or Modifying a Meeting

Field Reference: Meeting Scheduling Page in the Reference module

Field Reference: Meeting Recurrence Options in the Reference module

How to Start a Meeting Right Away

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace has the concepts of reservationless and immediate meetings for meetings that need to start right away. You can initiate a reservationless meeting if your system and user profile are configured to allow it. If they are not, you can schedule an immediate meeting, which allows for a similar behavior and user experience.

Characteristics of a Reservationless Meeting

Characteristics of an Immediate Meeting

Initiating a Meeting That Starts Right Away

Initiating a Meeting That Starts Right Away From a Cisco Unified IP Phone

Characteristics of a Reservationless Meeting

A reservationless meeting is a meeting with a preassigned meeting ID that does not require you to schedule resources in advance. Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system and user profile must be configured to allow for reservationless meetings before you can initiate one. The following settings and behavior are standard in a reservationless meeting.

Meeting IDs for reservationless meetings are equal to the profile number of the scheduler.

Anyone can join a reservationless meeting and access its meeting recordings and attachments.

Anyone can see the details of a reservationless meeting on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web page if the system has been configured this way by the system administrator.

Participants do not receive a meeting notification.

If a participant is already on the phone and starts a reservationless meeting on the web, the web portion of the meeting can be extended for up to 24 hours as long as no one subsequently joins by phone or video. This is because the system assumes that the web portion of the meeting is connected to an audio or video portion that it cannot monitor.

If audio or video participants join your reservationless meeting, the meeting will end when the last audio or video participant leaves the meeting, regardless of whether there are web-only participants using the meeting console at the time.

Video ports are not automatically reserved for reservationless meetings. However, participants can still try to join the meeting through a video endpoint as long as there are ports available on the video MCU.

Reservationless Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meetings default to the Collaborative meeting template.

Passwords are not required for meetings that are started from the web. Passwords are required for meetings that are started from the phone.

Participants who join a reservationless meeting before the scheduler will wait in a waiting room (where they cannot communicate with each other) until the scheduler arrives. This is unless the system administrator has enabled participants to initiate reservationless meetings that were started by another person, and one of the participants chose to do this.


Note If you start the meeting, the cost of the meeting may be billed to your department. Contact your system administrator for information.


Related Topics

Initiating a Meeting That Starts Right Away

Characteristics of an Immediate Meeting

Characteristics of an Immediate Meeting

An immediate meeting is an impromptu meeting that you want to schedule. If your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system or profile are not configured to allow for reservationless meetings, any meeting that you choose to start right away will be scheduled as an immediate meeting. The following settings and behavior are standard in an immediate meeting.

Your meeting options are the default settings for your profile, as determined by your system administrator.

You can choose a specific meeting ID or have the system generate one for you randomly.

Users have access to the meeting as soon as it is scheduled.

Anyone can see the details of an immediate meeting on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web page if the system has been configured this way by the system administrator.

Anyone can access the recording of an immediate meeting if the system has been configured this way by the system administrator.

If a participant is already on the phone and starts an immediate meeting on the web, the web portion of the meeting can be extended for up to 24 hours as long as no one subsequently joins by phone or video. This is because the system assumes that the web portion of the meeting is connected to an audio or video portion that it cannot monitor.

If you are the meeting scheduler, you will receive a meeting notification for the immediate meeting.

If you require functionality that is not available through immediate meetings, schedule a meeting that starts immediately instead.

Related Topics

Characteristics of a Reservationless Meeting

Initiating a Meeting That Starts Right Away

How to Schedule a Web Meeting

Initiating a Meeting That Starts Right Away

Before You Begin

You can only initiate a reservationless meeting if your system administrator has set the following:

Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server to reservationless mode.

Your user profile to Use Reservationless.

If you are not set up to initiate a reservationless meeting, the following procedure will schedule an immediate meeting for you.


Note Video terminals can join reservationless meetings but cannot initiate them.



Tip If you want to invite users for a reservationless meeting in advance, enter your profile number as your meeting ID and click Schedule Meeting. Edit your meeting information, add your invitees then click Schedule.


Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Step 2 (Optional) Enter a meeting ID.

If you are set up to initiate a reservationless meeting, enter your profile number in the Meeting ID field or leave it blank. The system will initiate a reservationless meeting for you with the meeting ID equal to your profile number.

If you are not set up to initiate a reservationless meeting, enter a random meeting ID or leave it blank. The system will schedule an immediate meeting for you.

Step 3 Click Immediate Meeting.

If this is a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting, the meeting console launches and immediately begins your meeting. Guests currently in the waiting room are brought in to the meeting.

If this is a Cisco WebEx web meeting, the Meeting Manager launches and begins your meeting.


Note If you enter the profile number of another user before clicking Immediate Meeting, the system will respond with an error.


Step 4 Join the audio or video component of your meeting.

If this is a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting, click the phone icon in the top right of the meeting console and follow the instructions.

If this is a Cisco WebEx web meeting, click Communicate > Join Teleconference and follow the instructions.

Step 5 Give invitees the following information so that they can join your meeting:

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace phone number if you are not already in a voice meeting.

The meeting ID.


Troubleshooting Tips

If you do not have outdial privileges for a voice meeting, the option to dial your own phone number might be disabled. If this is the case, or if you receive an error attempting to outdial, call the phone dial-in number indicated in the meeting console or in the Connect window to connect to the meeting.

If you are unable to outdial to an invited video terminal or other video endpoint, call the invited terminal dial-in number or the video dial-in number indicated in the meeting notification or on the Meeting Details page to join the meeting.

Depending on the default settings, video ports might not be automatically reserved for immediate meetings scheduled from the web. If video ports are not reserved, you can still try to join the meeting through your video endpoint as long as there are ports available on the video MCU.

Users attending over a video endpoint must sign in to the web meeting first, then connect to the video meeting by clicking Connect on the Current Meeting window.

Related Topics

Characteristics of a Reservationless Meeting

Characteristics of an Immediate Meeting

Initiating a Meeting That Starts Right Away From a Cisco Unified IP Phone

Before You Begin

Know your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace user ID and telephone profile password.

Verify that your user profile allows you to start an immediate meeting.

Select Cisco Unified MeetingPlace PhoneView on your Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Procedure


Step 1 Select Start immediate on your Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Step 2 Wait while Cisco Unified MeetingPlace starts your meeting.

Step 3 Press the Join softkey.

Step 4 Answer the phone when it rings and follow the prompts.

Step 5 Give invitees the following information so that they can join your meeting:

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace phone number.

The meeting ID, which is your profile number.

The meeting password, if there is one.


Related Topic

Accessing PhoneView in the Using PhoneView With Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Scheduling Meetings on Behalf of Other Users

Users with System Manager or Attendant privileges can schedule meetings on behalf of other users. System default settings, including recording privileges, are taken from the profile of the user for whom the meeting was scheduled.


Note If your organization uses billing codes, the system records your billing code when scheduling the meeting. However, the actual minutes used are recorded in the billing report against the user for whom the meeting was scheduled.


Before You Begin

You must have System Manager or Attendant privileges.

You cannot schedule on behalf of inactive users.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace as a profiled user.

Step 2 Click Schedule Meeting.

Step 3 For On Behalf of User, enter the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace user ID of the person for whom you are scheduling.

Step 4 Fill in the meeting details, such as the meeting ID (if you wish to define your own), date, time, length of the meeting, and number of callers.

Step 5 Complete the meeting information section and invite participants.

Step 6 Click Schedule.

The person for whom you are scheduling remains the owner of this meeting. Meeting notifications are sent to users from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system on behalf of the person for whom you have scheduled.


Rescheduling or Modifying a Meeting

You can modify any scheduled meeting, including the following recurring meetings:

All meetings in the series, if no meetings in the series have occurred.

Individual instances that have not yet occurred.

All meetings in the series that have not yet occurred.

All meetings in the series starting with any instance that has not yet occurred.


Note If you schedule a meeting via Microsoft Outlook and then modify or delete the meeting using an interface other than Microsoft Outlook, the system will not send out an updated notification to your invitees. If you schedule a meeting from the end-user Web interface and receive calendar notifications in your Microsoft Outlook, make sure that you continue to use the end-user Web interface to make any changes to the meeting.


Before You Begin

You must be the owner or scheduler of this meeting. If you are not the owner or scheduler, you must be a delegate of the meeting owner, a system manager, or attendant.

Regardless of who is rescheduling the meeting, meeting settings are inherited from the profile of the meeting owner.

You cannot change the meeting ID or frequency of a meeting by completing this procedure. If you need to change the meeting ID or frequency, cancel this meeting and schedule a new one.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Step 2 Enter the meeting ID of the meeting that you want to change and click Find Meeting.

Step 3 Modify your parameters on the Find Meetings page.


Note If you are modifying a recurring meeting, make sure that the date range you enter in your find criteria includes the first date of the series (or part of the series) that you want to change.


Step 4 Click the meeting ID for your meeting in the search results.


Note If the meeting is a recurring meeting, multiple instances of the meeting might appear in the list of found meetings. Make sure that you click the first instance of the series or subseries that you want to modify.


Step 5 Reschedule the meeting by modifying the fields you want to change on the Future Meeting page.

Step 6 (Optional) If this is a recurring meeting, click Recurrence and do the following:

a. Choose to apply your scheduling changes to this occurrence of the meeting only or to this and all future occurrences of the recurring meeting series.

b. Click Done.

Step 7 Click Update.

A new confirmation displays with the updated meeting information.


Troubleshooting Tips

The system automatically sends updated meeting invitations if the start time, meeting ID, password, or list of invitees changes. No other changes generate a notification.

If your deployment supports video conferencing, and your profile has video-scheduling capabilities, you can add video when rescheduling a meeting by checking the Reserve video resources for participants check box.

If you are rescheduling a meeting with video callers and you uncheck the Reserve video resources for participants check box, the video meeting will be canceled and any previously invited video terminals will no longer be reserved for the meeting.

When removing invited video terminals from a previously scheduled meeting, the terminal status (displayed after the terminal name in the invited terminals list) changes from [OK] to [To Be Deleted] until you click Update to reschedule your meeting.

Related Topics

Finding a Meeting in the Finding a Meeting in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Deleting a Meeting

Opening Meetings to Users Outside the Corporate Network

Internal web servers limit attendance to users who are inside the firewall for your organization. If you scheduled a meeting on an internal web server but want to open it to a user outside the firewall, escalate the meeting in progress from the internal web server to an external web server. All users currently in attendance are removed from the meeting room after the meeting is escalated; they must rejoin the meeting from the Meeting Details page to connect to the external server. New users attending the meeting are automatically transferred to the external server.


Caution When you escalate a meeting from an internal server to an external server, you lose any web recording or polls that you started on the internal server prior to escalating.


Note Before escalating a meeting, warn current meeting participants that they will be removed from the web meeting room and will need to rejoin the meeting.


Restrictions

This feature is not supported for Cisco WebEx web meetings.

This feature is not supported for meetings scheduled with a custom template.

Before You Begin

Confirm that the following requirements have been met:

The meeting is scheduled for internal access on a web server that has both internal and external access available.

You have the proper privileges to enable this feature: you are the meeting scheduler or the contact of the meeting scheduler, or you have System Manager privileges.

The meeting is currently in progress.

The meeting was scheduled with a predefined meeting template: Collaborative, Presentation, or Webinar.

Procedure


Step 1 Go to the Current Meeting page.

Step 2 Choose Yes for Allow External Web Participants.

Step 3 Click Update.

The meeting ends on the internal web server and the meeting console closes. Participants who signed in on the internal server see a message that confirms they were asked to leave the room.

Step 4 Click Join to rejoin the meeting on the external web server.


Related Topics

Recording a Meeting from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Meeting Room in the Recording Meetings in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Deleting a Meeting

You can delete any scheduled meeting that has not yet started. If the meeting is recurring, you can delete the following:

The entire series, if no meetings in the series have occurred.

Individual instances that have not yet occurred.

All meetings in the series that have not yet occurred.

All meetings in the series starting with any instance that has not yet occurred.

Only meeting schedulers and system managers can delete meetings. After a meeting is deleted, invitees receive a notification that the meeting was canceled.

Before You Begin

You must be the owner or scheduler of this meeting. If you are not the owner or scheduler, you must be a delegate of the meeting owner, a system manager, or attendant.

Make sure that you are on the company network.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Step 2 Enter the meeting ID of the meeting that you want to delete then click Find Meeting.

Step 3 Modify your parameters on the Find Meetings page.

Click Future.

Enter the time and date.


Tip If the Future Meetings list does not automatically update, click Search.


Step 4 Click the meeting ID for your meeting in the search results.


Note If the meeting is a recurring meeting, multiple instances may be included in the list of found meetings. Make sure that you click the first instance of the series or subseries that you want to delete.


Step 5 Click Delete Meeting in the top right.

Step 6 (Optional) If you are deleting a recurring meeting, choose which meetings you want to delete.

Step 7 Click OK when asked to confirm.


Related Topics

Finding a Meeting in the Finding a Meeting in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Copying a Meeting

If a meeting that you have scheduled has similar properties to a meeting you want to schedule, use the Copy Meeting button to schedule an identical meeting for another date and time. Any attachments associated with the original meeting are deleted during the copying process. Make sure you reattach or recreate these materials for your new meeting during the scheduling process.


Tip If you want to set and retain meeting room layout, polls, and shared files for multiple meetings, use meeting templates instead.


Restriction

You can only copy meetings that you scheduled.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Step 2 Enter the ID of the meeting that you want to copy.

Step 3 Click Find Meeting.

Step 4 Modify your parameters on the Find Meetings page.

Click Future.

Enter the time and date.

Step 5 Click Search.

Step 6 In the search results, click the meeting ID for your meeting to access the Future Meeting page.

Step 7 Click Copy Meeting.

A New Meeting page displays with the copied meeting information.

Step 8 Specify the date and time of the new meeting.

Step 9 (Optional) Click Attachments/Recordings if you want to associate attachments with the meeting.

Step 10 (Optional) Add or delete participants.

Step 11 Click Schedule.


Related Topic

How to Add an Attachment in the Working With Meeting Attachments module