Our team has been so inspired by the remarkable work of educators and school leaders around the world, who continue to adapt as schools shift to remote learning. Today, 120 million students and educators are using G Suite for Education worldwide to create, collaborate and communicate despite school closures. With this increase in usage, one consistent theme we’ve heard is that educators are looking for ways to continue teaching and collaborating in a virtual environment that is safe and secure. We’re sharing some ways we’re making Google Meet, a core service of G Suite for Education, work even better for schools.
Google have released a raft of updates associated with Google (Hangouts) Meet. This includes the ability to integrate with Google Classroom and restrict who can rejoin a meeting through the creation of a nickname. Eric Curts has unpacked these changes and other aspects in a series of videos. It is easy to overlook what must be involved with turning around such updates. Maybe they have been in the works for a while or they were prioritised.