Google Hangouts is Google’s free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of Google Apps for Education. Up to 10 participants can join a Google Hangout at a time. This is a good alternative to WebEx. Like WebEx, professors can record Hangout discussions as a resource for other students. Professors can also hold virtual office hours when they wish, making themselves available to students who may not live on campus or be available during their regular office hours. For classes that are taught mostly online, Google Hangouts makes it easier for students to connect with their teacher on a more personal level.
Below is a user guide I put together to help you get started with Google Hangouts. Click HERE for a pdf print out of this user guide.
Post by Kaitlyn Reish, Training Specialist at HPU.