Track attendance in Google Meet

Eligibility

  • Attendance tracking is currently available to Workspace Essentials, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus users. This is also available to teachers and students with a Google Workspace for Education Plus licence.
  • Live stream reports are only available for Workspace users with access to the live stream feature. Live streaming is currently available to Google Workspace for Education Plus, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus editions.

Enable attendance tracking and live stream reports

Attendance tracking and live stream reports will be enabled by default for your organisation and can be turned on or off by administrators. Learn more

  • Google Workspace for Education Plus users automatically receive an attendance report for any meeting with 5 or more participants and a live stream report for all live stream events.
  • All other eligible Workspace users can turn attendance tracking and live stream reports on and off from within a meeting or from the Google Calendar event. 
    • If you turn these features off in recurring meetings or meetings that use the same meeting code, the setting will be saved for the next scheduled meeting  If you turn these features off in a one-time, nicknamed or instant meeting, the feature will return to on after the meeting ends.
  • Tip: Anyone who schedules or starts a meeting defaults as the moderator. There can only be one moderator per meeting. Another person might become the moderator if you transfer or schedule a meeting on someone else's calendar.

Inside a meeting 

  1. From the bottom, click Menu 3 dot menu icon.
  2. Click Settings Settings and then Host controls .
  3. Turn Attendance tracking on or off

On Google Calendar

Go to calendar.google.com and choose one: 

  1. Create a new event and then click Add Google Meet video conferencing
    1. At the right, click Change conference settings Settings
    2. Tick the box next to 'Attendance tracking' and then click Save.  
    3. Finish setting up your event.
  2. Click an existing meeting and then click Edit event
    1. Under event details, click Change conference settings Settings
    2. Tick the box next to 'Attendance tracking' and then click Save.  

Get your attendance report

After the meeting, the organiser will receive an email with an attached Google Sheets attendance report with the following info:

  • Participant’s name 
    • If someone calls in from their mobile device, instead of their name, some of their phone number digits will be listed. 
    • If someone calls in from a Google Meet meeting room, instead of their name, the meeting room’s name will be listed. 
  • Participant’s email
  • Length of time that the participant was on a call, including timestamps of when they first joined and when they left the call. 
    • If someone gets ejected from a call, that timestamp will be recorded as the time that they left the call. 
    • If someone joins and leaves the call more than once, multiple timestamps won’t be listed, but their overall call duration will be included.

Tip: Meeting organisers will receive attendance reports for all meetings, including those started from Classroom or meet.google.com.

Get your live stream report

After a live stream, the meeting organiser will receive an email with an attached Google Sheets report with the following info:

  • Presenters and live stream hosts who dialled in to the meeting 
  • Participants who watched the live stream
    • A graph of the live stream’s viewership over time.
    • Total number of unique viewers that joined a live stream. 
    • Unique viewers per minute. 
Tip: You will receive a Google Sheets report for each live stream event. The report will show a different tab with metrics for every time you start and stop the same live stream.
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