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Google Meet at Boise State University

Google Meet is a video and conference calling application for desktop, laptop, and smartphone devices. Up to 25 simultaneous participants can participate in a Google Meet session.

Sessions may be accessed through Google Calendar, Google Chrome, a meeting code, or the Google Meet app. Documents may be presented during a Meet session, or an entire screen may be shared.

Google Meet is the successor to Google Hangouts. Note that Google Meet does not support dial-in via telephone.

Google Meet is available on the following platforms:

  • Google Chrome web browser
  • Android (phone only)
  • iOS devices
  • Chromebox for Meetings


How to Set Up a Google Meet Session

Google Calendar

All new calendar events you create include a meeting link.

  1. Go to your Google Calendar and create an event.
  2. In the Guests field, add guests from inside or outside your organization.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Send to add the meeting link and notify guests.

Note: Guests can forward the meeting link to other people. If someone tries to join who was not invited to the Calendar event, a meeting participant from your organization must accept their request.

Google Chrome Web Browser

  1. Open Google Chrome and browse to https://meet.google.com/.
  2. Click Start a new meeting.
  3. Click Start meeting.
  4. Click Copy info to copy the meeting link details, and share it with people you want to invite.

Note: You can send the meeting link to people outside of your organization, but someone from within your organization needs to give them access to the video meeting.


How to Join a Google Meet Session

Google Calendar

  1. Select Calendar from within Google Drive.
  2. Click the event you want to join.
  3. Click the video meeting link.
  4. In the window that opens, click Join meeting.

Email

  1. Click the meeting link sent to you in an email or other message.
  2. Follow the onscreen prompts to join the meeting.

Meeting Code

The unique code is at the end of the meeting link, such as abc-defg-hjk. (The ‘-’ characters are optional.)

  1. Open Google Chrome and browse to https://meet.google.com/.
  2. Click Use a meeting code.
  3. Enter the meeting code and choose an option:
    1. If you’re signed in to your G Suite account (or myBoiseState), click Join.
    2. If you’re not signed in to a G Suite account (or myBoiseState), enter your name and click Ask to join meeting.


Need Assistance?

More information about Google Meet, including using the iOS and Android apps, is available at https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7308559?hl=en.

For questions about using any G Suite application, contact the Help Desk at 208-426-4357, or email helpdesk@boisestate.edu.