Hangouts is a FREE video conferencing, phone call, and message chat tool that is part of the UCSC Google Core Apps services.
With Google Hangouts you can video conference with up to 30 people using a computer, Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Hangouts allow you to share screens and collaborate in real-time. Hangouts can be recorded as a video and archived for distribution to others with Hangouts On Air through YouTube.
Download Hangout Plugin
Before you get started, you will need to download the Google Hangouts plugin. It's free and easy, loads within seconds: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/hangoutplugin
Please note: Plugins no longer work in Firefox web browser's latest version 52. More information
Start a Google Hangouts
- To access and start a video call, phone call, or chat session, visit: https://hangouts.google.com/
- To start just a video Meeting, visit: https://meet.google.com/
Add a Hangout to a Google Calendar Event
You can add a Hangout to any Google Calendar event by clicking on the Add video meeting details link under the Where location on the event details page. The people who are invited to the meeting will have the option to Join the meeting via Hangouts by clicking on the meet.google link in their Google Calendar. More information
Google Hangouts training classes are available. More information