Using Meet inside Classroom

Posted by Vince Butler on 4/13/2020

To improve the experience of using Classroom as a distance learning tool, Google is rolling out a Meet integration to all Classroom users. It will allow you to create meetings right from within Classroom.

Using this integration, educators can create a unique Meet link for each class, which is displayed on the Classroom Stream and Classwork pages. The link acts as a dedicated meeting space for each class, making it easy for both teachers and students to join. Only teachers can access class settings to create the Meet link. All Meet links created by the Classroom integration are nicknamed links, so students can’t join without the instructor present.

To learn more, visit the Start a class video meeting page.

How Meet keeps your video conferences protected

Google is committed to building products that help protect student and educator privacy, and provide best-in-class security. Default-on measures help keep your meetings secure, including:

  • Encrypting all data in transit by default between the client and Google for video meetings on a web browser, on the Android and iOS apps, and in meeting rooms with Google meeting room hardware.
  • Supporting compliance requirements around regulations including COPPA, FERPA, GDPR, and HIPAA.
  • Making it difficult to guess the ID of a meeting and make an unauthorized attempt to join it by using codes that are 10 characters long, with 25 characters in the set.
  • Leveraging Google Cloud’s defense-in-depth approach to security, which utilizes the built-in protections and global-private network that Google uses to secure your information and safeguard your privacy.