Update to Google Meet
Google Meet will have some changes in May 2021
Google continues to listen to teachers and is trying to make Google Meet an effective tool to use for teaching remotely. Coming in May you will see some changes happening to Google Meet. Many of these changes are things I have heard teachers ask for all year. Here are some of the highlights:
- Ability to remove the "You are presenting" box allowing you to still see all the students while presenting your screen
- Ability to remove your video as one of the tiled cameras
- Move all the Meet controls to the bottom of the screen for easy access
- Move the Mute and End Call button away from each other so students don't accidently exit the Meet
While we do not have access to all these features at this time, Eric Curts has put out a video showing what all of these new features will look like when they arrive. It is a good idea to watch this short video so you are not taken by surprise when the change happens. We are a part of the Google Rapid Release program so we can expect to see these changes as early as May 3rd, but may take up to 15 days to hit everyone's account. These changes will also impact the experience students will have as well. BDA teachers may want to let their students know that Meet may look different for them in May. These changes do not impact any of the other features you have been using, but are primarily "look and feel" type changes.
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