Google Hangouts Meet

First Time Instructions

Google Hangouts Meet

Google Meet is supported on Windows, Mac, Chromebooks, Linux, iOS and Android.

Please make sure you have updated to the most recent version of your operating system to ensure the best experience.


Install the most recent version of Google Chrome on your computer.

Google Meet will also work in the most recent versions of:

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Apple Safari

You can also use Google Meet on a phone or tablet




Allow access to the camera and microphone the first time you use Meet
  1. In a web browser, go to the Meet homepage.

  2. Click Start a new meeting.

  3. Click Allow.

  4. Mac OS Catalina requires these extra steps.


  1. To start a new meeting go to

  2. Click "Join or start start a new meeting"

  3. You can give your meeting a name like "Computer Science II"

  4. Click "Continue"

  5. Click "Join Now"

  6. Share the meeting info with your students:

    • Copy the link and provided and send it to your students via email or Google Classroom

    • If a student has trouble connecting with the link they can always call in using a phone

Basic How to video:
How to pin, mute, or remove participants
It's a good idea to clear your browser's history of recently visited websites
or use an Incognito Window (Chrome) / Private Window (Safari)

to respect your privacy while screen sharing.


  1. Determine the length of your class. Holding attention online is difficult. Consider this ahead of time.

  1. Login ahead of students and greet them when they enter “class.”

  1. Ask your students to mute themselves until they are ready to ask a question.

  1. Call roll to bring the class to order. You can ask them to say here, type here in chat, or take a screenshot of your participants list.

  1. Begin class by sharing your screen and toggling over to your Google Classroom class. Show them where resources are located and what the outline or overview is for today's class.

  1. Preview your objectives for the virtual class and any expectations you have of them during the call (notes, participation, response online after class, etc.)

  1. After previewing the week and your objectives, move on to your presentation, discussion, etc.

  1. About five minutes before ending class, go back to your Google Classroom page and remind students about the upcoming work for the week. This may seem overly-redundant. Just remember: this will be a very new experience for students and they will need all the clarity and support they can get.