Hangouts Meet

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:

  • Platform Independence (Windows, Mac, iPad, or Android)
  • Screen sharing
  • Up to 50 participants
  • Share keyboard and mouse control between participants
  • Ability to change presenters on the fly

Faculty, staff, and students can start or join Hangouts Meet sessions through their Norse Apps account and don't need any prior authorization.

Creating a Video Conference

There are a few options for starting a video call:

  • Go to
  • Open your Norse Calendar ( 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.
  • Click the video camera icon on a chat session in Norse Mail.


The G Suite Learning Center has excellent information on their website at What can you do with Hangouts Meet?

Alternative services

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.