This is a short tutorial about the really amazing service from Google, called Google
Hangouts It's absolutely FREE
And lets you hold online meetings with a few people
and full-presentations to an unlimited number of people
Like a SKYPE call with easy screen sharing -
so you can show people a webcam image of your face, powerpoint presentations,
or just about anything else you can show on your computer
You can have up to 10 presenters An unlimited number of viewers in your audience
And your presentations can be easily recorded for viewing or sharing later.
For requirements You'll need a microphone that you hook up
to your computer, if you don't already have one.
You could also use a webcam to show your face during your presentations
But it's not required. You will need a Google account, which is free
And you'll need to activate a Google+ account, which is really easy. I'll show you how to
do it in a few minutes in a couple of minutes.
Google Hangouts has 2 different services 1st is Google hangouts
Where you can meet online with up to 10 friends or co-workers or collaborators
For an online meeting #2 is Google Hangouts On-Air
Almost the same as Google hangouts But it records the presentation for up to
4 hours You can have up to 10 presenters, like Google
hangouts But also - you can have an unlimited number
of viewers - with a live streaming
Presenter Requirements are--- All presenters will need a Google+ account
If someone doesn't have a Google+ account You can phone them and get them into your
meeting that way For Google Hangouts On-Air - where you're
doing a presentation to many visitors The main presenter needs a YouTube account
- because the video that's created needs to be stored there
Your audience doesn't need any of that. -- All they need is an Internet connection
and they can watch and listen to your presentation online
That YouTube account needs to UNLOCK the account's 15-minute barrier
When you set up a YouTube account, they set a video limit to 15 minutes
To unlock it, go to the SETTINGS area It says - Want to upload videos longer than
15 minutes - click here. Then simply follow their directions,
And you'll be able to record your full presentations up to 4 hours.
Google Hangouts On-Air can record your presentation, which is really great.
It does a live stream, with about a 20 second delay to your audience
The live stream is public as you're doing the presentation
But once the video is created, you could make it private,
or you could download and edit it if you like.
For the presenters You can have up to 10 hosts or participants
Each with the ability to share their screen or simply have a webcam view of them
When presenting Google Hangouts is just seen by the people
in your meeting But for Hangouts-On-Air
Your audience can see the presentation On your YouTube channel
On your Google+ page or You can embed the presentation window on any
page on your website the same way you embed a YouTube video on your website.
The main apps for Hangouts on-Air are Screen share
Invite people - where you can add presenters to your call
Chat where your audience can ppost questions and comments in a chat box
And Effects, with sound effects like audience clapping, and other fun stuff
And there's one more important app - the Cameraman app
It lets you decide who gets seen by everyone And who gets heard or muted
What gets seen by your audience? The webcam view lets your audience see who's
talking, If you have a webcam on your computer
You can also show static programs, like Word or Powerpoint.
I'm not sure you could show a video Because you'd be showing a stream of a stream,
and that could get very choppy.
If yo don't habe a Google+ acct Go to Google and type Google+ - with a plus
sign That will take you to Google+ sign-in
At the sign-in, if you have any Google account, a gmail, YouTube or any other Google acct,
simple sign in. Your one password will work. If you don't have a google account, click
the CREATE ACCOUNT button and follow the instructions
Once you have a Google+ account To open a Google Hangout session, where you
have an online meeting with up to 10 people Get into your account.
On the top right, click the green comma thing that says HANGOUTS
It'll open the +New Hangout box - When you click on this box, start typing who
As soon as you start typing, it'll show the names of Google+ members
Check the box for who you want in your meeting
When you're ready to begin your meeting, click the camera to start your hangout
You'll hear a phone dialing as it attempts to contact your invited people.
If they're logged into Google+, a popup alerts them to join the meeting.
Once the meeting starts, a window opens with a control panel.
Click the PHONE HANGUP button when your meeting is finished.
To start a Hangouts-On-Air, where you present to an unlimited audience
In Google+ HOVER over the HOME button
This menu pops up. Click HANGOUTS ON-AIR
It takes you to this page - which is PLUS.GOOGLE.com/hangouts CLICK the blue button, START HANGOUT ON AIR
and it opens Google Hangouts-On-Air
so here's a sample of the google hangouts on air screens which is
almost exactly the same as google hang on screen
except it has just a few more controls so on the top left you've got a uh... click
this button here and you can expand out the controls the first one is invite
people click on this and lets you invite people and a little screen opens up
as you go down here click this you've got screen share
and it allows you to click on any one of these screens and then you can share
a different image with the people that you have on the call
then you go down here you have your cameraman setting where you click on this and it
gives you control over what people can see on the call itself
you want to make sure that the default is uh... change here it says
broadcast a large video that I see to my audience blah blah what this basically means
is do you want to be in control of what people see or not you want to say
yes on this which is a second button up from the bottom and that allows you to
be in control if you're not in control then whoever is speaking the camera will
shift to that person it's much better for you as from a control
standpoint and you can actually control
what people see the bottom but here is google effects you
click on this and actually gives you fun effects like audience applause and some
other ones across the top you've got a button that
says... you've got a a link that says embed if you click on this here opens up
the link and you just copy this and you paste it on
whatever your web page that you want to show the
presentation on and it will embed just like it does uh... embeds a video on
your page and then when you're ready to just click here to start broadcast
and then you click again to end broadcast
And that's it! Hopefully this was helpful.
If you do presentations, this is an awesome tool and the best part is, it's FREE
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