Recently, Google announced that they will be retiring Classic Google Hangouts. In August, Jeffco will officially transition from Classic Hangouts to Meet and Chat. This means that Classic Hangouts will no longer be available.
Meet and Chat are currently available on the web for those that are interested in trying out the communication tools (see document below for setup directions).
Here is the Official Communication
Here is a Tech Tip to support the transition
Updates To Google Meet
Grid View is now part of Meet! Click on the three dots in the lower right-hand corner and then click on "Change Layout". Choose from 3 different layouts: Sidebar, Spotlight, and Tiled. When using Tiled, you can see up to 16 participants at a time.
You will want to delete the Grid View extension from Chrome if you previously added that.
You can now find Google Meet in your Google Calendar! When you create a meeting, you can add a Google Meet to the calendar invite. You can take it one step further and create appointment slots. This would be a great way to set-up specific office hours for students. For support, contact the Ed Tech team.
What is Coming to G-Suite Google Meet (Late 2020)
Google will be releasing many new and exciting functionalities to G-Suite for Education Meet in late 2020!
Cast for Education
Important Google App Update
What is the issue:
Google is sun-setting the 2018 version of the apps listed below. Users will need to update these Google Apps by August 12, 2020.
Smart Compose is here!
Google has released Smart Compose.
Smart Compose is a feature that helps one compose high-quality content in Google Docs faster and more easily. Smart Compose saves time by cutting back on repetitive writing, helps reduce the chance of spelling and grammatical errors, and can suggest relevant contextual phrases. Google released this support doc that explains how Smart Compose works. Functionality is automatically tuned on by default.
In order to turn the feature off, you will need to: