Sometimes unforeseen circumstances occur during the semester and necessitate a change in the way classes are delivered. In the event that classes need to be held remotely, a variety of digital tools can be used to ensure that learning still occurs. This resource is specifically for students whose professors are using remote teaching methods and practices to support teaching and learning activities, in addition to students who collaborate with their peers remotely on coursework.
If your professor intends to use Google Meet for remote collaboration (e.g., holding class remotely, office hours), review Getting Started with Google Meet as well as review the information below.
You can join the session through the link given to you by your professor, whether through email, a calendar invitation, a post in your Moodle course, etc.
All Google Meet sessions include a phone number for participants to join.
Even without a webcam you can join Google Meet sessions with a mic or by phone. But, if your session requires you join with video, reach out to your professor.
Yes, Google Meet is available for iOS and Android devices.
You can use the chat box to communicate with individuals or the entire class (e.g. share links, etc.) or share your screen. More information can be found in the Getting Started with Google Meet resource under “Additional Information.”
First, consider the alternative options such as calling in by phone. Be sure to contact your professor if you are unable to join.
It’s a best practice to mute your mic when you are not speaking. Unmute your mic to speak, or communicate via the chat box.
My professor would like me to collaborate remotely with others on assignments. What are some collaboration tools I might be able to use?
You can create a Google Meet session with your peers, share your screen and use the chat box to share links to Google Docs and other files. Refer to the Getting Started with Google Meet guide.
Google Drive can be used to share and collaborate on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. See the Google Drive help page for more information.