Introduction to Google Meet (half-day)

Google Meet surged in popularity between January and April 2020, with over 100 million users a day accessing the service. Google Meet integrates seamlessly with Google Calendar and Google Contacts for one-click meetings, making it really convenient for anyone currently using Google's apps.

In this half-day course, you'll learn all the essential features of Google Meet, including scheduling, whiteboards, polls, breakout rooms and live captions.

This course is only available for private bookings, either for groups or as a one-to-one, held online via Zoom or in the classroom. Please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

What you will learn

Following this half-day course, you will be able to:

  • Scheduling, starting and ending a meeting
  • Add participants to meetings
  • Pin, mute, or remove meeting participants
  • Use live captions in a video meeting
  • Use interactive features such as whiteboards, polls, breakout rooms and chat
  • Record a meeting

Course timetable

Session 1: Introduction and Basics

  • What is Google Meet?
  • How to schedule a meeting
  • Start a video meeting (from Gmail and from Meet)
  • Joining a meeting (from a Calendar invite or a meeting link)
  • Add participants during a meeting
  • Remove people from a meeting
  • Ending a meeting

Session 2: Features of Google Meet

  • Changing the screen layout
  • Change your background
  • Pin, mute, or remove meeting participants
  • Use captions in a video meeting
  • Use Chat
  • Present during a video meeting
  • Raise your hand during a video meeting
  • Use a whiteboard
  • Use polls
  • Ask questions in a video meeting
  • Use breakout rooms
  • Record a meeting

Information for Mac users

If you are a Mac user, please let us know when booking. If the course is held in the classroom at Happy, the training is held on PCs so we recommend that you bring your Macbook with you (we are not able to provide an additional monitor). For online training, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

Find out more

What's it like to learn online with Happy?

In this short video, Rachael explains how Happy makes our Live Online Learning IT programmes just as interactive and engaging as our classroom sessions.

Get in touch

This course is only available as a one-to-one or private group booking.

For pricing and availability, send us a message using the form below, leave us a message on 020 7375 7300, or speak to an Account Manager straight away using our Live Chat service in the bottom right of your screen!

The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for half a day, consisting of two 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For Mac Users

For online training, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users (if relevant) and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

We are monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic closely and are following all current Government guidelines. Please see our Coronavirus Policy for more details and the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact our friendly team, available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course