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AHS Subject Guides: How-to for Teachers: Google Meet for Online Meetings--Basics

The website holds instructional and reference materials for applications teachers use at Amity.

Google Meet: How to host and join meetings

Google Meet

Online Meeting tools: Google Meet

Use Google Meet for easy-to-join video calls, so you can meet face to face with students and/or staff. Meet is a part of the G suite. Can be used for online video or audio meetings from computers, Android, and iPhones--includes text chat. 

Things to know about Meet

- No need to download anything.

- Teachers already have an account. Use your account to start or join a meeting. 

- Students will also use their email to join Meets. They will follow a meeting link provided either via e-mail or on Unified Classroom.  

- The Android and iPhone apps are very easy to use. Users need to approve using their phone audio and video.

- Only meeting creators can mute or remove other participants in a meeting

- Meetings can be recorded, and the file will automatically upload to your Google

Drive. (Zoom meetings can be recorded, but the files are large and take a long time to upload)    

-When the meeting concludes, the teacher should be the last to leave the room. That way students cannot re-enter the room without a teacher being present.

How to Start a Meet

    -Two ways you can start a meeting:

-- Go to OR

-- Sign into your google account, click on the G suite apps icon, and select Meet.

- On the Meet homepage it says “Join or Start a Meeting” Click this.

- Type in a name for your meeting. You decide on the name. Ex. Bio Per. 2, Reading, Mrs. Hulse. Click continue.

- To start the meeting, click “Join Now”.

- To add others to attend the meeting, copy the joining info. You can send this information via e-mail to students/staff or post the information on Unified Classroom. 

Graphic showing the steps for joining or starting a Meet. 

To Join a Meet 

- Click on the url in the invite that is shared via e-mail or the url that is posted on Unified Classroom

Basic Google Meet Features

- To present your screen, click on the button in the lower right hand corner.

- To see other settings for Meet, click the 3 vertical dots in the lower right hand corner. This will allow you to:

    -- Record the meeting

-- Change the screen layout

    -- Turn on closed captioning

    -- Check settings for microphone and video information.

Managing Students in Meet

-Click on the people image in the upper right corner. This will list every participant in the meeting.

    --Click on a student’s name and you can do the following:

  • Select the Pin icon and this will move a student to the top of the participant list.
  • Click on the microphone to mute/unmute participants
  • Click the minus sign to remove a participant from the meeting.

*Important Tip - When a meeting is over, ask the students to leave the meeting and you leave last. This way the meeting is officially over and students cannot rejoin the meeting without a teacher present.*

For more information on how to use Google Meet, here are a few resources:

    Google Meet Infographic

    Google for Education

Amity High School, Amity Region 5 School District, Woodbridge, CT 06525, 203-397-4844 Librarians: Robert F. Musco and Victoria Hulse Copyright 2017