Join a video meeting for education

This article is for students and other meeting participants. Teachers and meeting creators, go here

You can join a video meeting for distance learning with Google Meet using a computer or mobile device. Depending on how the meeting is set up, you can join in different ways, such as with a link or a nickname.

Before you begin

  • If you have a G Suite for Education account and your school type is Primary/Secondary education (K-12), you'll not be allowed to join Google Meet video calls created by non-G Suite, or personal, Google Accounts.
  • Anonymous users, or users not signed in to a Google Account, will not be able to join meetings organized by G Suite for Education users. However, users can still dial in using a phone. To allow anonymous users to join meetings in their domain, the admin of the G Suite for Education domain can contact G Suite support and request an exception. This exception also allows participants using interoperability services, like Pexip, to join meetings. Learn about known issues with Google Meet.

Ways to join 

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Join a video meeting in Classroom
If your teacher turns on Meet for Classroom, you can join a video meeting for your class. You can join a class video meeting after the teacher starts the meeting.
To use Meet, sign in to Classroom with a school account. Your account looks like you@yourschool.edu.
  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class.
  3. Choose an option:
    • On the Stream page, at the top, click the Meet link.
    • On the Classwork page, at the top, click Meet Add video meeting
      Click Meet link
    • On an announcement or post, click the link for the class video meeting.
  4. (Optional) To allow Meet to use your camera and microphone, click Allow.
  5. In Meet, at the top, make sure you’re signed in with your school account. To switch accounts, click Switch accountand thenselect the Classroom account.
  6. To join the class video meeting, click Join now.
Join with a meeting link or invitation
  1. Choose an option:
    • If your teacher shared a meeting link, click the link or paste it into your browser.
    • If your teacher sent an invitation in an email message, in the message, under Join with Google Meet, click the link. 
  2. In Meet, at the top, make sure you’re signed in with your school account. If you’re already signed in and need to switch accounts, click Switch accountand thenselect the Classroom account. 
  3. Click Join now.
Join with a meeting nickname
If your teacher or the meeting organizer shared a meeting nickname, you use the nickname to join the meeting. 
  1. Open Google Meet.
  2. Sign in with your school account. 
     If you’re already signed in and need to switch accounts, click Switch accountand thenselect the Classroom account. 
  3. Click Join or start a meetingand thenenter the meeting nicknameand thenclick Continue.
  4. Click Join now.
Join a meeting from a Calendar event

If your teacher or the meeting organizer shares a Google Calendar event with you, you can join the meeting from Calendar. 

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Sign in with your school account.
  3. On the calendar, click the video meeting event. 
    If you don’t see the event, at the top, make sure you’re signed in with your school account. 
  4. Click Join with Google Meet.
  5. In Meet, click Join now
Join a meeting from Gmail

You can start or join video meetings in Gmail on your computer or mobile device. For details, go to Start or join a video call from Gmail.

Note: If you don't see this option, contact your G Suite administrator.

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