Google Meet – How to get started

For a video with step by step instructions, please log into Google Classroom.

To use Google Meet on a phone or tablet, follow the following instructions. For a laptop/desktop computer, see the instructions below.

  • Download the Google Meet App on your device. See the pictures below for what this looks like on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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  • Log into the App using the same email and password used to log into Google Classroom. This is very important as if you do not use the school log in, you will not be able to take part in the Google Meet.
  • The App may ask for permission to use your microphone and camera, you need to allow both of these or Ms Glacken will not be able to see or hear you.
  • Once you are logged in, you will see the option to turn on or off your camera or microphone. You will also see the option to create a new meeting or enter a meeting code.
  • You can either click the link which will bring you back to Google Meet, or you can copy down the code and type it in into the Meeting Code option in the Google Meet App.
  • You will see this screen when you have successfully logged in:
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Using a laptop/desktop computer:

  • If you are using a desktop computer, you will need to ensure you have a microphone connected (you will also need a webcam if you want Ms Glacken and the other boys to see you).  Most laptops have a microphone and camera built in.
  • The easiest way to connect is to go to Google Classroom at and follow the link to the Google Meet. Ms Glacken will post the meeting code on Google Classroom 1 hour before the video call is due to take place. Make sure you are logged in with your school email address or it will not work.
  • If you prefer, you can get the meeting code from Google Classroom and then go to and join a meeting using this code. Again, it is very important that you are logged in using your school email address used for Google Classroom.
  • You will see this screen when you have successfully logged in:
  • Screenshot 2020-04-22 at 14.08.21

Please contact if you have any questions.

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