Google Hangouts Meet is a remote meeting and collaboration tool used for web conferences and online presentations. It is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to organize and attend online meetings. General features include:
We recommend using Google Hangouts Meet (up to 50 people) or Skype (up to 25 people) for video conferencing sessions. When you're wanting a more structured, controlled environment or need to record the meeting, Zoom (up to 100 people) is ideal.
Faculty, staff, and students can start a Google Hangouts Meet, Skype or Zoom Basic session at any time. Zoom Pro sessions require advance notification and setup by ITS.
Zoom Pro sessions require advance notification and setup by ITS.
Since Luther is a G Suite for Education school, faculty, staff, and students already have the Norse Apps account needed for Hangouts Meet.
Open your Norse Calendar (calendar.luther.edu) and create an event. Edit the details of the event and click "Add conferencing". The calendar summary will then contain links to join the meeting using Hangouts Meet or by phone.
Another option is to start at meet.google.com
The G Suite Learning Center has excellent information on their website at What can you do with Hangouts Meet?