Google Meet for Online Conferencing

Doing more with Google Meet!

Getting Through This Together

Everyone knows these are tough times, but just like we have come together through past experiences, we are doing it again now. We are finding ourselves stronger together and helping whomever we can to make things a little bit easier/better.

I am hoping this newsletter will help you find new ways to utilize Google Meet to engage with your students. I am always here to help so don't hesitate to reach out!

~Kalin Wilburn, NCOCC, Professional Development Coordinator~

~Google Level 1 & 2 Certified Educator~

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Google's NEW Teach From Home

Left-click the button above to access the website directly.

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**Your district may have already pushed this out to you, and/or your students, using their Google Admin access**

Below are the steps to add it:

1) Visit the Chrome Web Store >

2) In search box enter "Google Meet" then enter on your keyboard

3) Google Meet Grid View should be the first one that comes up (look for Offered by: to confirm the correct one)

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What does this mean?

Educators can create a unique Meet link for each class, which is displayed on the Classroom Stream and Classwork pages. The link acts as a dedicated meeting space for each class, making it easy for both teachers and students to join.

The Meet links created by the Classroom integration are nicknamed meetings. For education users, participants can’t rejoin nicknamed meetings once the final participant has left, unless they have meeting creation privileges to start a new meeting. This means if the instructor is the last person to leave a nicknamed meeting, students can’t join again until an instructor restarts the nicknamed meeting.

When you first login to Google Classroom now that Meet is integrated

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From your Class Settings page:

1) left-click on Generate Meet Link (this link will be specific to this classroom)

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Copy = allows you to generate a copy to then paste in an email and share it with your students this way

Reset = only use this when necessary (i.e. end of year and using class for next year - you think something is wrong with your current link, etc)

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Visible to students will automatically toggle to ON after link is generated.

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Below is what the students will now see when they enter the Classroom with the Visible to Students turned on.

Having the 'visible to students' ON, DOES NOT, allow students access to your Meet when you are not there.

However, you may prefer to COPY the Meet Link and post it in classroom as an ASSIGNMENT, so that it is auto-assigned to each student and they will get notified with the information. This may make the process a little simpler.

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At the bottom of the Meet window, click Turn on captions or Turn off captions .

You might have to click More first.

Tip: If the captions are covered by your call controls, click anywhere else inside the Meet window to dismiss them.

Note: If you record a video meeting, captions are not recorded and don't appear when you play the recording.

How Google Meet keeps your video conferences protected

With Meet, institutions can take advantage of the same secure-by-design infrastructure, built-in protection, and global network that Google uses to secure your information. Meet includes protections to safeguard student and educator privacy, including:

  • Meet adheres to IETF security standards for Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) and Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP).

  • In Meet, all data is encrypted in transit by default between the client and Google for video meetings on a web browser, on the Android and iOS apps, and in meeting rooms with Google meeting room hardware.

  • Each Meeting ID is 10 characters long, with 25 characters in the set, so it’s difficult to make an unauthorized attempt to join the meeting by guessing the ID.

  • To limit the attack surface and eliminate the need to push out frequent security patches, Meet works entirely in your browser. This means we do not require or ask for any plugins or software to be installed if you use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. On mobile, we recommend that you install the Meet app.

  • Supporting compliance requirements around regulations including COPPA, FERPA, GDPR, and HIPAA.