If you would like to connect with students using Google Hangouts Meet as your conferencing tool, you have the ability to add a Hangout to your Canvas Course, Course Announcement, Module or via Calendar. The Google Hangouts Meet will start when you join and will run until all users leave. You do not have to update the link to start a new session. When you’re ready for your next class to start, the same link will create a new Google Hangouts Meet.
Note - Google Hangouts Meet will launch in a new tab, and if students are on a mobile device they will need the Google Hangouts Meet app, or can call in to participate via phone.
Google is giving free access to their advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally through July 2020. These advanced features include:
- Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
- Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
- The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
Go here for more detail on Google support during COVID-19
Please view Google Meet in Canvas to view or download a copy of the instructions below.