Google Meet (Staff)
Self-Paced Training for Southwest Parke Staff
What is Google Meet?
Connecting with Students
School Google Accounts ONLY!
- Teachers must use their school Google accounts when connecting with students.
- Students must only connect with their school-issued Google account.
Connect through Clever
- Teachers can add the Meet App to their page - similar to how lesson links are added.
- Students can click the Meet app to sign in and then enter their join code. Google Apps are single sign-on in Clever, which means that students will have to enter their Google account information the first time and then Clever will save that login information. Because of this, Google Meet may not be a very practical option for K-1 teachers whose students are not used to entering this information. Consider using other personal connection tools to create messages from you and ways of interacting such as Quizziz or Kahoot.
- Teachers can instruct students to connect to meet directly at meet.google.com
- Students will need to SIGN-IN with their school Google account before they try to enter the join code.
Give Students the Meeting Code
- Do not share the meeting code until you are ready to start the meeting and are signed in so that you are the first one in the meeting.
- Do not post the meeting code publically.
- Do not share the meeting link or call-in information. These compromise security and our ability to track activity.
When students join properly (with their school Google account and the join code) they will be automatically accepted. If you receive a “request to join” message, DENY it. This means students are trying to connect in one of the unsecured ways.
Recording Your Session
You will have to manually start the recording as soon as the session begins.
You are legally obligated to let students know that the session is being recorded - including students who join after the meeting has started.
A recording of the meeting video and transcript of the chat will be automatically emailed to the teacher who began the meeting. Teachers must keep these files for documentation of the session and may post the recording to Google Classroom or in a Smore lesson for students who are not able to connect live.
- Have students mute themselves (you can mute them as well) and use chat only to communicate questions or request to unmute (virtually raising their hand!)
- Have students pin your video. This will keep you as the featured speaker.
- Stay in the meeting until ALL students have disconnected. You should be the last to leave.
Guide For Students and Parents
- Make sure you have good lighting. Bright light behind you (windows, lamps, etc) can cause your face to show dark and hard to see on the video.
- Remove all sources of background noise.
- Be mindful that typing, moving things on your desk/table, etc. can sometimes create very loud noise on the video.
If a student behaves inappropriately during your session, remove the student from the meeting immediately and report the incident to your school administrator including the video and/or transcript. You'll find it shortly after the session ends in a folder called "Meet Recordings" that is auto-generated in your Google Drive.