Wednesday, August 04, 2021
Google Meet is definitely one of the best video conferencing tools to use in your distance education. The education community is increasingly drawing on its communicative power to deliver courses, host meetings and PD sessions, organize online conferences, run virtual classes, and many more. Given its educational potential I have dedicated a whole section featuring resources to help teachers make the best of this platform in their teaching.
1- Google Meet Enhancement Suite
Google Meet Enhancement Suite adds over 40 features to Google Meet. These include basic features such as : push to talk (allows you to mute and unmute yourself with a single click), auto join (lets you get directly to the meeting), quick leave (lets you leave meetings with a single click), set background colour, automatically enable captions on calls, auto video off, auto mute, and many more.
As for the pro features they include: auto record, speaker highlight, meeting timer, mirror videos, mute all, do not disturb mode, auto pin chat, auto-full presentation free on presentation, display clock, hotkey editing, dark mode, and many more.
2- Meet Plus for Google Meet
Another key extension that adds more interactive features to Google Meet. Basic features include: drag/resize/restore video tiles, dark modes, show/hide bottom bar, emoji reaction, help request (participants can request help from the meeting host), task management (participants receive tasks from the meeting host), trivia quiz (integrate trivia quiz in meetings), link sharing (participants can share links during meet sessions), meeting timer, stopwatch, and many more.
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