Getting Started with Google Hangouts Meet

Google Hangouts Meet is the newest version of Google Hangouts. Hangouts Meet can be used at PSU for video conferencing. There are many additional online resources available for Google Hangouts Meet if you need more help.

NOTE: As of June 2018, Hangouts Meet only works in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox version 60 or higher. View current Meet requirements.

Schedule a Meeting

NOTE: You can have up to 25 participants in a Google Hangouts Meet.

  1. Make sure you are logged out of any personal Gmail accounts to avoid confusion.
  2. Login to your PDX Gmail account with your ODIN account information.
  3. From the upper right corner, click on the Apps menu.
  4. Select Calendar from the available options.
    NOTE: You can also access Calendar via https://calendar.google.com/
  5. Click the red plus button in the lower right corner of the page to add a new event.
  6. Enter event details and guests.
  7. Click Save and confirm your invitation preferences.
  8. You and attendees can join the Hangout Meet via the link the calendar at the time of the meeting.
    NOTE: Calendar events with invited guests will automatically contain Hangouts Meet links. You can add a Hangout Meet to an event without invited guests by selecting Add conferencing in the event details.

Create a Durable Meeting Link for Office Hours

NOTE: You can have up to 25 participants in a Google Hangouts Meet.

  1. Make sure you are logged out of any personal Gmail accounts to avoid confusion.
  2. Login to your PDX Gmail account with your ODIN account information.
  3. From the upper right corner, click on the Apps menu.

  4. Select Meet from the available options.
    NOTE: You can also access Meet via https://meet.google.com/
  5. Click + Start a new meeting.
  6. Click Start Meeting.
  7. Select the option to Copy joining info. This URL and dial-in access can be used for future meetings.
    • To use this meeting room at a later date, save the joining info. Copy the Meet URL to your syllabus, D2L page, or email; or share with those you wish to join the video conference.
    • If you need access to the meeting details after you have closed the initial dialogue box, you can find them by clicking the Meeting details tab in the lower left corner of the page.
  8. To end your call, close your browser tab, or click the red telephone icon in the lower center of your screen.
  9. When you are ready to meet with someone, navigate to your saved Meet URL and click Join Meeting.