Google Meet has seen significant changes this year since the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a recap of the changes already rolled out, new features coming soon, and the different features that available only for G Suite for Education Enterprise customers.
With all the changes that have come to Google Meet this year (it wasn’t that long ago that NO ONE was using this tool), I thought it best to share what’s happening with Meet.
On October 1, 2020, some of the features all G Suite for Education customers have been getting since April are moving to the Enterprise edition only. However, there are still a number of tools available to all, with some more on the way.
Here’s what’s coming, what’s going, and what’s changing with Meet in October:
If you have G Suite for Education you will lose access to the following G Suite Enterprise for Education features:
- You will go from being able to have a maximum of 250 particpants in a Meet to a maximum of 100
- You will no longer be able to create a Google Meet Livestream
Later in the year, you will lose Premium Recordings, which will be replaced with a Temporary Recordings feature. Until Temporary Recordings is ready, you will keep the Premium Recordings feature. Temporary Recordings will be like Premium Recordings except:
- You won’t be able to download your recording from Drive.
- You recording will automatically delete after 30 days.
- You won’t be able to share recordings with Google users outside of your G Suite tenancy.
G Suite Enterprise to Education users will have access to the following new features when they’re relased:
- Breakout Rooms
- Attendance Tracking
Everyone with G Suite for Education or G Suite Enterprise for Education gets the following features. Some are available now, some are still to be released:
- Hand raising
- Disable in meeting chat
- Disable the ability to share screen
- Stop participants from rejoining after being denied entry twice or being ejected
- Turn off quick access. This will then require anyone who isn’t invited via Google Calendar to a Google Meet to request access before entering
- End meeting for all participants when meeting is finished
- Require teacher to join first from a Google Classroom Link Meet
- Up to 7 x 7 Grid view (49 participants at once on screen)
- Blurred background
- Replace background
- Jamboard integration in Google Meet
There are no time limits being introduced in Google Meet for any G Suite users. The 1-hour time limit only applies to Google Meet for Consumer Google accounts.
Books You May Enjoy:
- 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom: https://amzn.to/2SbVTCH
- 50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom: https://amzn.to/34bxLWi
- The Google Infused Classroom – A Guidebook to Making Thinking Visible and Amplifying Student Voice: https://amzn.to/34dd7VF
- The Distance Learning Playbook: https://amzn.to/3l0Jiyl
- Teaching in the Online Classroom – Surviving and Thriving in the New Normal: https://amzn.to/3cIOQL0