Last night I published Tips and Tools for Teaching Remotely. This morning I had an email from someone who read that and wanted to know if I had any tutorials on using Google Hangouts Meet. I didn’t so I quickly made the following set of screenshots before my own class starts today. I’ll try to make a video of this process later today, but for now these screenshots should get you started.
Step 1: Create a new event in Google Calendar.
Step 2: Enable Hangouts Meet in your Google Calendar event.
Step 3: Share the details for joining your Hangouts Meet event. Hangouts Meet should give you a link as well as a pin code for those who want to dial into your meeting. An easy way to do this is to post the link in Google Classroom.
Step 4: At the scheduled time go to meet.google.com and launch your meeting.
You can share your meeting details with anyone even after the meeting has started.
Step 5: Make sure your camera and microphone are working.
Step 6: Enable captions for your meeting. You’ll find this option by clicking on the little menu that appears in the upper, right corner of your webcam screen.
Step 7: Customize the layout for your meeting or let Google automatically adjust it as people join.
Step 8: Click “Present” to share your screen.
Step 9: Click the red hang-up button to end the meeting.