Google+ Hangout - AzLAConference

Report
Using
Hangout
Free video conferencing
Robin Salthouse, Librarian
Maricopa County Library District
Dan Messer, Web Manager
Maricopa County Library District
Sarah Prosory, Librarian III
Mesa Public Library
Conrad Storad
Arizona Author
Google+ Hangout
1. Free video private conferencing with up to 10
people.
2. Enable Hangouts "On Air” to stream your live
hangout publicly on your Google+ profile, your
YouTube channel and your website.
3. Share computer screen and share Google docs
4. Works with a variety of devices:
a. computers/laptops/smartphone with webcams
b. iPhone 5, iPads,Android with front cameras
5.People can be added by telephone for voice only
Why Use Hangouts
Teaching
Meetings
Training
Colaborate
Customer service
Conduct a job interview
Press conferences
U.S. President
U.S Secretary of State
Connect with family and friends
Hold an author visit, site tour or virtual field trip
Get Started
1. Create a gmail account.
2. Download Google+ Plugin or the app
http://www.google.com/intl/en/hangouts/
System requirements
3. Build contact lists known as Circles and
invite other people who signed up for Google+
4. Start Google Hangout and invite people to
join
Create a Gamail account and login to
Google+
Create Circles and invite members to join
Hangout Screen Shot
Hangout on a variety of devices
Web Camera On
Turn off video view
Available Apps
Hangout Control Bar
Hangout Participants
Available Apps
Chat
Screenshare
Picture Capture
YouTube
* Everyone sees the same video and playlist so adding and skipping
videos will affect everyone.
* Only you see your search queries and results.
* Have fun and remember that you can share the playlist you've created
with your friends when you're done hanging out.
Google Drive
Special Effects
Photo Capture App
Pros and Cons
Pros
● Free
● Fairly easy to use
● Web browser based
● Portable
Cons
● Screen sharing is small
● Requires an invitation to join Hangout
● Using apps during a Hangout can slow things
down
● Web browser based, can be dropped, blurry
video
Other Meeting Options
WebEx
Participants Price/month Video
(discounts available for pre-payment option)
3
Free
Standard
8
$24
High-definition
25
$49
High-definition
100
$89
High-definition
unlimited number of events
Included audio options
VoIP: Two-way dialog using a computer. Max 500
participants using enterprise plan.
Toll call-in: Two-way dialog using a phone. Max 500
participants. (Long distance charges may apply.)
Audio broadcast: Listen-only, using a computer. Participant
capacity based on plan.
Mobile apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry
Skype Premium
 Allows up to 25 people on a video
conference call
 One person on conference call must have
Skype Premium subscription
 Recommend calls with up to 5 people
 see fair usage policy
 $4.99/month for 12-month subscription
 $9.99/month normally
 Screen sharing available
Apple Facetime
Easy to use
Two participants
Built-in app on 2nd generation iPad
Built-in app on iPhone 4, 4s, 5
$0.99 app for macs
Make video calls almost anywhere or anytime
iPhone/iPad:
http://www.apple.com/ios/facetime/
Mac
http://www.apple.com/mac/facetime/
Go to Meeting
Participants Price/month
Features
5
$19
25
$49 Recording-save, replay or post
● Unlimited meetings
● Integrated conference calling service, including
VoIP capability
● Attendees join free from a computer or mobile
device
Join.me
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Screen sharing
Up to 10 participants
Internet calling
Share control
Chat
Free and Pro versions
○ presenter swap
○ recording
○ meeting scheduler and lock
○ window sharing
○ $19/month or $13/month for a yearly plan
Hangout @ the Library
Create a Google email and Google+ account.
Download the necessary app or plug-in
Create Circles
Notify participants to Hangout
Start Hangout
Know the advantages and limitations.
Communicate virtually with staff, customers or
speakers.
Imagine the possibilities!
Additional Information
Does Google+ Have a Future? Duffy J. PC Magazine [serial online]. July 2013;:42.
Available from: MasterFILE Premier, Ipswich, MA. Accessed October 29, 2013.
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=89331389&site=ehost-live
Getting Started Guides
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3367684?hl=en&ref_topic=2853713
Google Connected Classrooms
http://connectedclassrooms.withgoogle.com/
Google Hangouts
http://www.google.com/hangouts/
Google Hangouts App: One Giant Leap for Chat Kind 5.16.2013
http://mashable.com/2013/05/16/google-hangouts-app-analysis/
Google Hangouts On Air Technical Guide
http://services.google.com/fh/files/blogs/Hangouts_On_Air_Technical_Guide.pdf
Hangout on Your Mobile Phone with Google+ & More
http://googleplus.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/hangout-your-mobile-phone-with-google-more0130007/
Library eBooks for Readers and Authors | Books and Beer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jCnNE9SWrE
The 9 Creative Uses For Google+ Hangout You Didn't Think Of
http://googleplus.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/9-creative-uses-for-google-hangouts-youdidnt-think-0128780/
Optimize your network for Hangouts
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1279090&topic=1658465&ctx
=topic
System Requirements for Hangouts
http://support.google.com/plus/answer/1216376?hl=en
Today Book Club chat with ‘Bone Season’ author
http://www.today.com/books/join-today-book-club-chat-bone-season-author-8C11166626
Your Interview with the President-2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeTj5qMGTAI

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