UW-Madison Google Apps - 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.

  1. Log in to your UW-Madison Google Apps account: UW-Madison Google Apps - Logging In

    • For the best experience, sign in to your UW-Madison Google Apps account using the Chrome browser via the switch person feature. When authenticating this way, remember to enter 'yournetid@wisc.edu' and leave the password field blank, so that it redirects you sign in via NetID Login.

  2. Navigate to the UW-Madison Google Hangouts home page

  3. 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

    screenshot of google hangouts home page




Keywords:named google hangout hangouts plus persistent virtual office wisc   Doc ID:46604
Owner:Christina G.Group:Google Apps
Created:2015-01-30 09:33 CDTUpdated:2016-04-25 16:29 CDT
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