Gmail as a
Real-time
Communication
Channel
Tonya Oaks Smith
How do you search?

Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
Google
does more
than search
How do you email?

Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
Photo: @onthelevel
What else can Gmail do for us?

Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
What else?
•Facilitate collaboration
•Store documents
•Create platforms
•Document contacts
How about
real-time
communication?
Google Hangouts does that

Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
Why use
Hangouts?
Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
Why use Hangouts?
•No added cost
•Single application
•Ease
•Integration
Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
Step 1

Go to ualr.edu
or my.ualr.edu

Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
Step 2

Log in using
your netid
and
password
Step 3

Choose Mail
Step 4

Chat pane is
located in the
bottom left
Step 4.1

If you need to
download the Google
Hangouts plugin, you
will get a prompt
Step 4.2

You may also need
to add contacts if
you want to talk to
someone outside
the UALR.edu
domain.
Step 5

Chose and click on a
person’s name.

A chat window
will pop up.
Step 6

Choose voice, video,
or multiple-person
communication
We’re talking Hangouts today
Step 7

Wait for
your
partner
to join
the call
Step 8

Talk away
Step 9

Hang up
You can also mute your mike
or turn off your camera
Assignment
Sometime in the next week,
hit me up on Gmail chat Hangouts, voice, text all work
Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, an...
For help?

ualr.edu/itservices/help
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Presentation for the 8 Nov 2013 faculty meeting. Teaching how to use Google Hangouts. First in a series focused on using tools inherent in Gmail.

Desired outcomes: TLW access and use UALR's preferred email interface, TLW use video and text chat in Gmail

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Google Hangouts

  1. 1. Gmail as a Real-time Communication Channel Tonya Oaks Smith
  2. 2. How do you search? Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
  3. 3. Google does more than search
  4. 4. How do you email? Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith Photo: @onthelevel
  5. 5. What else can Gmail do for us? Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
  6. 6. What else? •Facilitate collaboration •Store documents •Create platforms •Document contacts
  7. 7. How about real-time communication?
  8. 8. Google Hangouts does that Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
  9. 9. Why use Hangouts? Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
  10. 10. Why use Hangouts? •No added cost •Single application •Ease •Integration Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
  11. 11. Step 1 Go to ualr.edu or my.ualr.edu Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
  12. 12. Step 2 Log in using your netid and password
  13. 13. Step 3 Choose Mail
  14. 14. Step 4 Chat pane is located in the bottom left
  15. 15. Step 4.1 If you need to download the Google Hangouts plugin, you will get a prompt
  16. 16. Step 4.2 You may also need to add contacts if you want to talk to someone outside the UALR.edu domain.
  17. 17. Step 5 Chose and click on a person’s name. A chat window will pop up.
  18. 18. Step 6 Choose voice, video, or multiple-person communication We’re talking Hangouts today
  19. 19. Step 7 Wait for your partner to join the call
  20. 20. Step 8 Talk away
  21. 21. Step 9 Hang up You can also mute your mike or turn off your camera
  22. 22. Assignment Sometime in the next week, hit me up on Gmail chat Hangouts, voice, text all work Shari Erwin, Aaron Rester, and Tonya Oaks Smith
  23. 23. For help? ualr.edu/itservices/help

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