Meet with your Class Online via Google Hangouts


Faculty can now utilize Google Apps for Education to share course materials, communicate, and collaborate with students.  Hangouts is Google's live chat tool. With Google Hangouts, faculty can hold meetings, review sessions, virtual office hours, or answer questions via messages or video calls (up to 15 people).


Steps to Take

  1. Go to Google Talk/Hangouts Screenshot: Google Hangouts icon
  2. Click Message to start a chat or click Video Call to enable webcam and microphone.


  1. Enter a name or email in the search field.
  2. Select the person from the list or click enter. You will see an indication that the person is online or offline.
  3. A message window will open.
  4. At the bottom of the window, enter your message in the Send a Message field. Press Enter to send.

Video Call

  1. Install the video plugin.
  2. Click Video Call.
  3. Enter a Hangout name.
  4. Invite contacts to join the video call by clicking the Add icon Screenshot: add icon or clicking Invite people.
  5. Enter the name or email address to send an invite.
  6. Google Hangouts will detect your webcam and microphone.

Learn more about Google Hangouts.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357