Using Google Hangouts
and Recording Meetings
Dave Fitzpatrick explains how to set up and use Google Hangouts Meet and recording your meetings - a premium feature that Google have temporarily made free to all UK educational establishments during this period where schools have been forced to close their physical buildings.
To support distance learning, Google have unlocked the advanced Hangouts Meet features to all G Suite for Education accounts (normally these features incur an additional charge as part of the G Suite for Education Enterprise licence). This means you are now able to put up to 250 people on a Hangouts Meet call — an entire class or group of classes can join a lesson simultaneously. You’ll get live-streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within your domain, so that you can do a virtual school assembly or stream a lecture. Plus, you can record meetings and save them directly to Google Drive. When students can’t join the lesson, they’ll be able to access the content later.
The short video tutorial below first goes through the Admin settings required to activate Google Meet and to allow meetings to be recorded. The second part of the video tutorial is for teachers, showing how you can record your Google Meet Lessons and subsequently share these videos with your students to be accessed at any time.