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Using Google Meet with Canvas

Last modified on 10/27/2020

Google Meet is a Google service that allows for virtual meetings & chat. This article shows you how to start or join a Meet from within Canvas.

Contents:

 

What is Google Meet?

Google Meet sessions (i.e. Conferencing) are a great way to connect with others who are far away.  "Meets" are virtual meetings (for up to 100 attendees) that allow you to see and hear one another, share screens, chat and even record your sessions. Google Meet is available for all TTSD staff and students at this time.

 Details for appropriate use of Google Meets can be found here: TTSD Communication Guidelines, page 5.

 

 

Option 1: Begin in Canvas: Create Calendar Event with "Meet" Invitations

Create the Event:

1. Open TTSD Canvas  (http://ttsd.instructure.com) using your TTSD account.

2. Click Calendar.

3. Create a new Canvas calendar event (Click "+"):

  • Give your event a title & adjust date/time. 
  • Click "More Options" on the calendar event
  • Use the "External Tools" icon on the editor tool bar 
  • Google Meet link appears...
  • Complete your Event details 
    • Is this event for ALL sections or just a few?
    • Do you want this even to repeat = duplicate

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3. Click 

5. Student will receive a Canvas calendar notification via email and will will appear on their Canvas calendar.  

6. You will need to "Admit" students to the meet, thus please show up 5-10 min early to your Meeting to begin admitting students to the event.

 

Join a Meet Event from within Canvas (students)


Chromebooks - Web based

1. Visit http://ttsd.instructure.com in your browser. (or http://canvas.ttsdschools.org)

2. Click Calendar to find event. Open Event. Click "Join Google Meet" link within Event window.

3. If prompted, click "Accept" to give Google Meet access to your microphone and your camera.

4. Click "Join Meet"
 

 

 

iPads - Canvas Student App

1. Open the Canvas Student app on your iPad. 

2. Click "Calendar" icon along the bottom of the Canvas Student app.

3. Find event/day. Tap Event. Click "Join Google Meet" link within Event window. 

4. If prompted, click "Accept" to give Google Meet access to your microphone and your camera.

5. Students will need to be admitted. 

 

 

Important Pros & Cons: See "Best Practice for Remote Conversations between Teacher & Students"

 

 

Option 2: Begin in Google Calendar: Create Google Calendar Event & Add to Your Canvas Course

Create your Google Calendar repeating event with video conferencing:

 

 

Add Event to Canvas Course

 

Option 3: Begin in Google Calendar: Create Google Calendar Event & Invite Students to the Event

 
Note: With this option:
  • All students should use their TTSD student account to participate in the Google Meet
    • This will reduce/eliminate uninvited guests, as they would have to "ask to join" (which you would deny), but your invited students can enter without asking.
  • The Meet will show up for students when they launch the Meet app on student iPads. (yay!)
  • The Meet will show up for students when they go to meet.google.com on Chromebooks. (yay!)
  • Since they have been explicitly invited, students don't have to "ask to join" the meet. Treat the Meet like a physical classroom with an open door. Students can get in even if you are not present.

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