Bringing Outside Experts Into Your Class With Google Hangouts

OVERVIEW:

Google Hangouts is a unified communications service that allows members to initiate and participate in text, voice or video chats, either one-on-one or in a group.  It can be used to conduct video chats and to share your screen with your participants.  Normally you can conduct video chats with 10 people, but with your CofC Google Account you can video chat with up to 15!

SUGGESTED USES:

  • Bring experts or guest speakers into your class
  • Connect classrooms and students from across the globe
  • Conduct online interview
  • Conduct online office hours
  • Conduct online meetings
  • Conduct collaborative study sessions
  • Hold live performances
  • Great for language learners
  • Conduct a synchronous online lecture

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

  • Free to use
  • Works on the web, iOS, Android
  • Requirements: must have a webcam and microphone to use the video chat feature

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