By way of assembly controls Google Meet has lagged behind Zoom all yr. Google is making efforts to shut that hole. Final month they launched some new controls and yesterday they launched one other management possibility for academics.
The newest management possibility added to Google Meet lets academics specify whether or not or not college students can share their screens and whether or not or not college students can use the chat perform in a Google Meet. The default will nonetheless be that college students can share their screens, however you may now have the ability to disable that possibility at the beginning of your Google Meet occasions. While you select to disable sharing for college kids they will not even seen the choice to share their screens.
In the event you select to make use of the brand new choice to disable chat for college kids in Google Meet conferences they are going to nonetheless have the ability to see messages that you simply ship. So you may nonetheless have the ability to put up hyperlinks within the chat on your college students to click on. They will not have the ability to reply your chat messages.
- The brand new Google Meet controls for academics will probably be rolling out over the following couple of weeks.
- These controls will solely be out there to G Suite for Training customers utilizing the net model of Google Meet and never within the cellular app model of Google Meet.
- Google warns that in case you are utilizing third-party Chrome extensions to change Google Meet (the breakout room extension, for instance) you might need disable these extensions as a way to use the brand new assembly controls.