Quickly Launching Google Meet for Class


In the event that there is a Kaltura outage, instructors should switch to Google Meet to provide in-class instruction to online students. This article provides information on how to launch Google Meet and how to notify students that you have switched from Kaltura to Google Meet.


  1. In a browser, go to meet.google.com.
  2. If you are not signed in, click the Sign In button in the top right and sign in with your AU email.
  3. Click the + Join or start a meeting
  4. Type in a name for the meeting and click the Continue button.
  5. Meet with prompt you to allow your camera and microphone. Once your camera and microphone are operational, move on to the next step.
  6. Click the Join Now button.
  7. The meeting information will appear. Click the Copy joining info button.
  8. Open a new browser tab (do not close Meet) and go to your course in Canvas.
  9. Click the Announcements link.
  10. Click the + Announcements button to create a new announcement.
  11. In the body of the message, paste the Joining Info that you copied from Google Meet. Save the message. The message will post on Canvas and send an email to anyone who has notifications turned on.
  12. Return to Meet. (It should be open in another browser tab still.)
  13. Close the Joining Info box.
  14. You can now proceed with class. To share a powerpoint or your screen, click the Present now button and follow the prompts. To show a document camera, click the three dots in the bottom corner, go to Settings > Video and select the document camera under the Camera heading.


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