Welcome to Google Hangouts Meet.  These resources are specific for teachers wanting to connect and collaborate with students in real time.  Through September 30, 2020, G Suite customers can use premium Google Meet video conference features, such as larger meetings (up to 250 participants), live streaming, and recording. These options are turned on for our Placerville Union School District Teachers.  After September 30, Google Meet functionality will revert to G Suite Basic, Business, or Education based on the customer’s edition. However, recorded meetings will stay in the respective owner’s Drive. 


For best practices in distance learning, review the Teacher’s Guide to Hangouts Meet.

  • For education accounts, only the meeting creator, calendar event owner, or person who sets up a meeting on an in-room hardware device can mute or remove video meeting participants. This ensures student participants can’t mute or remove one another or the teacher. (This automatic restriction is being applied to all education accounts, starting March 19, 2020.)

  • When using Meet, participants can turn off their camera to show their profile photo instead. This can improve video meeting quality if internet speed is slow. If audio quality is poor, use a phone for audio instead.

  • For large classes, use a live stream instead of having students join an interactive video class meeting. To engage students while live streaming, you can use Google Slides Q&A. Or, you can pre-record a lesson to share later.

  • To help students who are deaf or hard of hearing, turn on live captions in Meet. To capture student responses for a recorded class, use Google Slides Q&A.