This article covers how to join, as a student, a Google Hangout hosted by a professor or classmate. If you're looking for details on how to set up a "Google Hangout on Air", click here.

Joining a Google Hangout

1. Click on the Bulletin tab within the course you would like to join a Google Hangout.

2. Your professor will create a post that looks similar to the example below. Click the green "Join Hangout" button to enter the Google Hangout.

2. A new tab should appear in your browser that contains the Google Hangout. Make sure to navigate to that tab. Google will ask you if you are ready to join the call. Click the green "Join" button.

Quick Tip: If you join the Hangout early, you may see the NoteBowl waiting room appear (shown below). Keep the tab open and once your Professor joins the Hangout, you will be brought to the Hangout as well.

3. Now you are in the Google Hangout! If this is your first time using Google Hangouts with NoteBowl, you'll see this notice (seen below). Make sure to click the blue "Continue" button.

Quick Tips for using Google Hangout

Muting Yourself

If you ever need to mute your microphone, just click the "Mute" button at the top of the Hangout (circled below).

Turning off your Video Camera

If you ever need to turn off your computer, just click the "Turn Camera Off" button at the top of the Hangout (circled below).

Ending the Google Hangout

When you are finished with the Google Hangout, just click the "End Call" button at the top of the Hangout (circled below).

Chatting within the Google Hangout

If you would like to open a chat room in the Google Hangout, just click the "Chat" icon on the left of the Google Hangout (circled in green below)

Once you have clicked the "Chat" icon, a chat room will open on the right of your screen.

Sharing your Screen in a Google Hangout

If you would like to share the images on your computer screen, just click the "Screenshare" icon on the left of the Google Hangout (circled in green below).

Once clicked, you will have the option to share portions or your entire screen. Choose what you would like to share, and click "share".

Quick Tip: Sharing your screen is a great feature to use when you need to present a slideshow or show a quick image from your screen!

If you have additional, specific Google Hangout questions, please visit Google's support center by clicking here.

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