Video Conferencing 101

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Google Meet

Free video-conferencing platform that is part of your G-Suite for Education account. It supports up to 250 simultaneous attendees, unlimited time and allows participants to also call in with a phone if a computer is not available. It runs best from within the Google Chrome browser.

Michigan local John Sowash has a great mini-series on how to use Google Meet for remote learning.

Hangouts Meet For Remote Instruction Playlist

This is what you need to know about using Google Meet in your Classroom


Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Currently free due to COVID-19.

Does require a download to Window or Mac devices.

Zoom At A Glance

Zoom has had some privacy issues for K-12 institutes. If you plan on using Zoom please take a look at the article recently published from Common Sence Education regarding Zoom's privacy policies.

Zoom Tutorial for Teachers

Great Tools Built into Zoom for Engagement


Cisco Webex is a videoconferencing technology that will allow you to connect with students, staff and community members remotely. Webex enables you to connect securely with video and audio, share content, utilize a whiteboard on the computer screen, chat, conduct polls, facilitate Q/A and more.

Check out the quick start video below!

WebEx Quick Start

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