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Hangaout Limits, and Collobration Tools

by on November 18, 2011

Hi Group E:

 I want to share some important information in relation to hangout limits and extra collaboration tool. It is important to  be aware of it before heading to the presentation,

Specs and limits of Hangouts

There are a few specifications and limitations of Hangouts that you should be aware of:

  • Maximum 10 participants.
  • There’s a 90 minute check-in to make sure you’re still there

Collobration Tools:

1. Screen sharing

Screen sharing lets you give other people the ability to see what’s on your computer screen. For example, if there’s a picture open on your computer screen, meeting participants can look at it without having to download anything.

To share:

  1. Click Share Screen at the top of your screen.
  2. In the window that pops up, choose your desktop or choose the window you want to present.
  3. Click Share Selected Window.

You can stop sharing your screen at any time by clicking Stop Sharing Screen.

Modify your screen

You can widen your video screen area by minimizing the left column that has your meeting notes and the group chat area. To minimize the left column click the double arrows between the video screen and the left column. You can click those double arrows again to make the left column visible.

3.  Take Notes

Once you’re in a named hangout, you can take notes by clicking Notes in the top left of your screen.

4.  Add an Existing Doc to the hangout

If you’d like to update an existing Google Document, you can click the Add document button next to Documents at the top left of the screen.

Sharing Settings

  • If you upload a Google Doc that hasn’t been shared with everyone in the hangout, you’ll be prompted to share it with the other participants so that they can see and edit it.
  • When someone new joins the meeting, someone in the meeting with sharing permissions, will have to share the Doc with them also.

Once a hangout has ended, you can still access notes by going to your Google Docs Documents list. The notes will be titled, Notes: “meeting name”.

When you’re done hanging out you can convert the Doc to another format (i.e. Word Document). To do so,

  1. Click File at the top of the document.
  2. Select Download as.
  3. Choose the file type.

5. Access notes after your hangout

To access notes after a hangout, simply sign into your Google Account and go to docs.google.com. From there you can browse for the doc or search for it.

6. Search for your hangout Notes in Google Docs

Your notes will be named Notes: “HangoutName”. For example if the hangout name was “apple123”, you woud search for “Notes: apple123“.

 

I am a bit confused about hangout limits that is mention on the gogle site is 10. In our project there are 50 students who will use virtual class facility one hours per class three times a week. How this is possible that 50 students will participates  in hangout ?. I will really appreciate your answer and comments in relation to my question.

 

Thanks

 

Abid

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