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Using Google Meet

Article Last Updated June 2021

Google Meet is a synchronous platform designed for live online video meetings with multiple users. This application is offered as a part of the U of A's google suite so is easily available to all CCID at UAlberta users and can integrate easily with Google Calendar and other tools. Convenient apps also exist for Android and iOS devices.

To get started, please review the requirements for using Google Meet.


Note: If you are instructing a class of more than 100 students there are important Google Meet changes to be aware of.

Earlier this year, Google announced that access to Meet premium features (e.g. hosting meetings up to 250 people and recording meetings to Google Drive) would be available temporarily to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers. Beginning October 1, access to these premium features will expire for all UAlberta G Suite accounts. 

It is recommended to use Zoom as the video conference tool for e-learning classes of more than 100 students. To learn more about Zoom, visit: Using Zoom - Instructors


Google Meet Training Information:

Google Meet (Product Page)

Google Meet: Self-Guided Training

Google Meet: Documentation and Help Articles

Get to Know Google Meet | Information Services and Technology


For assistance with using Google Meet, please contact the IST service desk by phone at 492-9400 or by email at or consult the known issues here.

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