Monday, June 23, 2014

Google Hangouts: What's it all about?

Google Hangouts at Macalester

Host a meeting with colleagues, invite guests from afar, share your desktop to someone across campus, or just connect “face to face.” ITS is offering sessions for departments to learn more about Google Hangouts:  Find out what options are available, why you might use them and how to set them up.

Sample Google Hangouts agenda

The 4 Things you need to join or host a Google Hangout

  1. Microphone
  2. Camera

Hangout Features

  • Learn about all the buttons: Controls at the top, right, left, bottom.
  • Participants can call in too: Audio-only participants
  • Video calls from Hangouts lets you have face-to-face conversations with up to 10 people.

Start a Hangout

Campus Use Cases

  • Guests from off-campus
  • Job interviews
  • Committee meetings
  • Team meetings

Hangouts on Air

  • Broadcast and record
  • Link to YouTube


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