Using Google+ Hangouts

Setting up a Google Hangout from your LTU calendar

Make sure that you are using Chrome browser!

  • Go to your LTU calendar
  • Select the day/date/time for Google Hangout
  • Select More Options
    Add information; e.g., Name of the session, time from/to
  • Click the down arrow to the right of Add Conferencing and select Hangouts Meet
  • Click to select Manage Details. This provides more information such as Hangouts Meet link and call in number.
  • Click Done

Sending Invite
  • Invite Guests
  • Click Guests to the right of Event Details
  • Select attendees (from your Contact list) or type in email address (if not listed or outside of LTU)
  • Make sure to SAVE
An email invite will be sent to your guests for confirmation or you can email them directly with the link copied above

Need to record your Hangout Session?  Use Google Meet (YouTube). See instructions below

Take a few minutes and view the video that will take you through the steps to get the most out of your Google Hangout session!!


Live Meet/ Recording (nee: Google Hangouts, YouTube Live, Meet)

When using Google Live Events you must use CHROME browser! Google YouTube Live ("Hangouts on Air" has now become YouTube Live. You can still record your live event while showing at the same time. The steps may be different but results will be the same. Getting started with the "new" hangout is really as easy as "A, B, C" as listed below.

  1. Go to Log in to YouTube (or you can access from your LTU email account).
  2. Click +New Event at top right or click Schedule a new event
    1. The Create a new event screen will open to the Basic info tab, where you will type in session name and time (start Hangout Now or schedule for future date/time)
    2. Set for Unlisted (default is Public)
    3. Use Quick (Hangouts on Air (default)
    4. Click Advanced settings tab, scroll to Recording and select "Automatically make Archive unlisted" option.
  3. Scroll down and now click "Go Live Now"
  4. In the Hangout player, click the "Links" button at bottom right of screen to capture shareable link. When ready to record, click Start broadcast, recording starts. When completed, select Stop Broadcast.  Close the session and the recording resides in Video Manager

 How to Live Stream and Record a Lecture or Meeting (PDF download)