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Google Hangouts Tutorial If you are interested in creating synchronous meetings with online students, Google Hangouts offers a great solution. Be aware, however, that the success of the synchronous meeting is dependent on all users having reliable and robust Internet access. (Additionally, while SCC E-Learning strives to keep all tutorials up-to-date, it can be a challenge with Google Tools, which are often updated by Google.) In this tutorial, you will learn how to: Create a Google Hangout Invite students to a Google Hangout Sharing your screen with users in the Hangout I. Creating a Google Hangout: 1. Log into your SCC Gmail account. 2. Open a new tab and go to the following web address: http://hangouts.google.com 3. On the webpage, you will need to install Hangouts if you have never used it before. Please see this video to install Hangouts: http://pages.southwesterncc.edu/e_mccully/Tutorials/GoogleHangoutsInstall.mp4 4. You should now see a screen similar to this one:
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  • GoogleHangoutsTutorialIfyouareinterestedincreatingsynchronousmeetingswithonlinestudents,GoogleHangoutsoffersagreatsolution.Beaware,however,thatthesuccessofthesynchronousmeetingisdependentonallusershavingreliableandrobustInternetaccess.(Additionally,whileSCCE-Learningstrivestokeepalltutorialsup-to-date,itcanbeachallengewithGoogleTools,whichareoftenupdatedbyGoogle.)

    Inthistutorial,youwilllearnhowto:• CreateaGoogleHangout• InvitestudentstoaGoogleHangout• SharingyourscreenwithusersintheHangout

    I.CreatingaGoogleHangout:

    1. LogintoyourSCCGmailaccount.2. Openanewtabandgotothefollowingwebaddress:http://hangouts.google.com

    3. Onthewebpage,youwillneedtoinstallHangoutsifyouhaveneveruseditbefore.PleaseseethisvideotoinstallHangouts:http://pages.southwesterncc.edu/e_mccully/Tutorials/GoogleHangoutsInstall.mp4

    4. Youshouldnowseeascreensimilartothisone:

  • 5. Intheupperright,besuretochecktoseethatyouraccountisyourSouthwesternCommunityCollegeaccount,andnotapersonalaccount.Ifitistheincorrectaccount,simplyclick“Switchaccount”tochangeit.

    6. Clickon“VIDEOCALL,”whichwillresultinaboxaskingyoutonameyourHangout.Someideasinclude:“Prof.Smith’sHangout”or“Prof.Smith’sOfficeHours”or“HIS111VirtualClassroom,3/1/2017.”Onceyoutypeinaname,clickonthewhitearrowbuttontotherightofthetext.

    7. AsyouhavejustcreatedtheHangout,youwillbethefirstto“arrive.”Youwillseeaninvitationscreen.Westronglysuggestthatyoudonotclickontheblue“Invitepeople”button,asthiswillinvitepeopleonlythroughGoogle+andwillnotemailalinktothoseyouwishtoinvitetothehangout.Instead,double-clickonthepermanentlinkgiven(“https://hangouts.google.com/….etc”)andpushCtrl-Ctocopy(orCommand-CifyouareusingaMac).NowpastethelinkintoanemailtosendtoanyoneyouwishtoinvitetotheHangout.

  • 8. Note:YoucancreateaHangoutsuchasthisinadvanceandemailthoseyouwishtoinvitewiththelink(alsomakingsureyoukeeparecordofthelinkyourself).BesuretolettheinviteesknowwhenyouwillbeparticipatingintheHangoutsothattheycan“meet”youthereatthecorrecttime.InordertoaccessyourHangout,youwillsimplyclickonthelinkyouhavesavedorcopyandpasteitintoabrowserwindowandthiswilltakeyouintotheHangout.

    9. Youmaygetamessageaskingyoutoallowthewebcamera.ClickAllow.

    10. Wheninviteesgotothelinkyouhaveprovidedtothem,theywillseeascreenlikethisandshouldclick“Join”:

  • Note:Inviteesmayalsoneedtoselectthe“Switchaccount”optionatthebottomofthescreeninordertologinwiththecorrectSouthwesternCommunityCollegeaccount.

    11. OncesomeoneelsejoinsyouintheHangout,youwillseeyourselfandapictureoftheotherpersonaswell.

    12. Ifyoumoveyourcursortothetopofthescreen,youwillseeabaroficons,whichwillgiveyoubasicoptionsforcontrollingtheHangout.

    1. Invitepeople2. Microphoneoff/on3. Webcamoff/on4. Volumecontrol5. Settings(allowsyoutochangeyourwebcamandaudioinputand

    audiooutput);imagebelow

    6. Leavecall

  • 13. TOSHAREYOURSCREEN:Youwillseeiconsontheleftsideofyourscreen.Theblueoneallowstoyoutype/chatwithotherpeopleintheHangout.ThegreeniconallowsyoutoshareyourscreenwithotherusersintheHangout.Clickthegreenicon.

    14. Youmayseeaboxthatshowsdifferentscreensforyoutochoosefrom.Choosetheoneyouprefer.

    Inmostcircumstances,youwillprobablywanttosharethescreenthatisshowingwhatyouareviewingrightnow,andthenbringupwhateverprogramorbrowserwindowyouwishfortheotheruserstosee.Belowisanexampleofbringingupadifferenttabinabrowserwindowtoshowstudentswhatisonthatscreen.

  • Theabovescreenisanexampleofwhatstudentswillseeontheirend.

    15. YouwillseethisbaratthetopofyourHangoutsscreenifyouaresuccessfullysharing

    yourscreeninGoogleHangouts.

    16. Whenyouarefinishedsharingyourscreen,click“Stop”andHangoutswillreturntousingyourwebcam.Theotherusersmayalsosharetheirscreenswithyou!

    17. WhenyouarefinishedwiththeHangout,clicktheredphoneicononthetop(asseeninstep12.Remember,youcanreturntothissamewebaddressandgetintotheHangoutlateron,ascanyourstudents.

    Ifyouhavefurtherquestions,pleasesubmitatickettoSCCE-Learninghere.