In the next few weeks, some faculty may notice a switch from “Google Hangouts’ to something called “Google Meet’. The two are nearly identical but the change in interface might be a little confusing, so we’ve summarized some of the changes to help you stay ahead of the game.
There are many reasons to connect with students via an online meeting space. For example, eCampus-supported instructors may want to have students check in individually throughout the semester and face-to-face instructors may want to hold group activities outside the physical classroom with real-time interaction. Connecting synchronously with students can happen easily via Google Hangouts, available through the UA Google Apps for Education suite.