For many of us virtual meetings and online classes aren’t going away anytime soon. Google has responded to that by steadily adding more features to Google Meet over the last eighteen months. The latest features improve handling of Google Meet within Google Classroom.
Now when you use the Meet link within Google Classroom students will be placed into a waiting room until you arrive via the Meet link in your Classroom. Additionally, students who are not on the class roster will have to ask to join the meeting. Finally, all co-teachers for your Google Classroom are automatically co-hosts in your meeting.
These new features will be rolling out to all Google Workspace for Education users over the next couple of weeks. You can read the full details of the roll-out here on the Google Workspace Updates blog.
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The point about students who are not on the class roster having to ask to join could cause some confusion for students who use and are signed into multiple Google accounts. For example, a students who have personal Gmail accounts as well as school-issued Google accounts will need to make sure that they aren’t signed into their personal accounts when trying to join the Meet via Google Classroom.