UW-Madison Google Workspace - How to use a named Google Hangout
This document explains how to use UW-Madison Google Hangouts as a collaboration tool for repeatedly joining the same Hangout. This process does not require inviting each participant each time, which makes it ideal in situations such as when you or your colleague routinely work from another location. Hangouts can be used as a virtual office.
Log in to your UW-Madison Google Workspace account: UW-Madison Google Workspace - Log in
For the best experience, sign in to your UW-Madison Google Workspace account using the Chrome browser via the switch person feature. When authenticating this way, remember to enter 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and leave the password field blank, so that it redirects you sign in via NetID Login.
Navigate to the UW-Madison Google Hangouts home page
Enter the name of the room you want to join. If you always access the same room, then you can bookmark the link to the room (e.g., https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/wisc.edu/roomname.