One of the best features of Google Meet is one that is front and center at meet.google.com but is often overlooked or misunderstood. That feature is the option to give your meeting a nickname.
Using a meeting nickname in G Suite for Education is an excellent alternative to displaying and using the Google Meet link that is assigned to your Google Classroom. You can choose a nickname in advance and tell your students what that nickname is, but they can’t join your meeting until you start the meeting. You can re-use your nickname for multiple meetings.
In the following video I demonstrate and explain how to use nicknames in Google Meet and why you might want to try using them yourself.
On a related note, here’s how to use grid view in Google Meet.