Google Meet



Start a video meeting with colleagues with a few simple steps. Up to 250 individuals can join a meets meeting when you set up a meeting and share the link.

You can join meetings directly from a Google Calendar event, an email invite, or a Google Classroom link.

What you'll need to use Google meet:

A supported operation system (macOS, Windows, Chrome)

A supported web browser ( Google Chrome and Firefox)

Built in web-camera or external USB camera

Allow access to camera and microphone on your device


Starting a Meeting

On your phone open the mobile app or, in your browser, go to meet.google.com

Go to the "New Meeting" button and then choose "Start an instant meeting". You also have the option to schedule a meeting in Google Calendar or Create a meeting link for a later time.

Guests can join the meeting by:

1. Adding them to the meeting using their riversideunified.org email. They will receive an invitation via email.

2. Share the meeting code that appears on the screen before the start of your meeting. You can also share the code once the meeting has started.

3. You can also share the link to the meeting via email or chat.

If you are joining a meeting you can enter the code or nickname.

Scheduling a Meeting

All meetings scheduled with Google Calendar include a Meet video link.

Meetings also include a dial-in number so people can call in for audio access.

You can also dial-out to add someone by phone to a video meeting.


When creating an event in Google Calendar you will see the "Add Google Meet video conferencing" option under event details. Choose that option.

After saving the event guests will be able to join the meet by clicking on the "Join with Google Meet button" from their calendar when they view the event.

Sharing and Presenting your Screen

You can present your entire screen or a specific window or tab in a meeting to share documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. Presenting a tab is recommended for best performance and includes support for presentation audio.

Best Practices

-When joining a meeting, please make sure to mute your audio when you are not speaking.

On Windows - Pressing CTRL and D at the same time should mute your microphone.

On Mac - Pressing ⌘ and D at the same time should mute your microphone.

-Try to use a wired internet connection when available.

-Please test your camera and microphone prior to the meeting to ensure it works.

-Please click Allow on this popup when you first see it.

-If you are sharing your screen, please disable all notifications on your computer and close your email.

-Please use headphones when possible to prevent feedback when speaking.

-REMEMBER to sign in with your riversideunified.org email address.

Making Calls from Google Meets

You can make outbound calls using Google Meets to anyone within our outside the district. Watch the video below for step by step instructions on how to make a call after starting a Google Meet.