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Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk

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Google Hangout is the premium free webcasting software available. It is important that all organisations and individuals master it. The software is updated regularly, so this tutorial is valid as at March 2014. If things change drastically I will attempt to update it.

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Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk

  1. 1. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! Download the Google Hangouts Plugin First http://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/hangoutplugin! ! ! 1. REVEAL DROP DOWN MENU WITHIN GOOGLE+! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !1 13March 2014 WHEN ON YOUR GOOGLE PLUS HOME PAGE, CLICK ON HOME TO REVEAL THE DROP DOWN MENU
  2. 2. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! ! ! 2. FIND ‘HANGOUT’S ON DROP DOWN! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !2 13March 2014 FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU SELECT ‘HANGOUTS’
  3. 3. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! ! ! 3. DECIDE WHETHER TO START A ‘HANGOUT ON AIR’ (HAO) OR REGULAR VIDEO HANGOUT (VIDEO CALL)! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !3 13March 2014 TO CONDUCT A PRIVATE VIDEO CALL WITH UP TO 9 PEOPLE + 1 HOST (10), SELECT ‘VIDEO HANGOUTS’
  4. 4. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! ! 4. A FASTER WAY FOR STARTING A HANGOUT, SELECT SOMEONE FROM THE MENU OR CLICK ‘+ NEW HANGOUT’! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !4 13March 2014 WHEN YOU CLICK ON A PERSON A NEW POP-UP BOX WILL APPEAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WEB PAGE
  5. 5. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! ! ! 5. WHEN SELECTING! ’+ NEW HANGOUT’, YOU WILL BE SHOWN YOUR GMAIL ADDRESS BOOK, WHICH INCLUDES PEOPLE YOU ARE AND ARE NOT CONNECTED TO ON GOOGLE +! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !5 13March 2014 PLACE YOUR MOUSE OVER THE SQUARE BOXES NEXT TO THE PERSON’S NAME AND SELECT THOSE WHO YOU WISH TO INVITE TO THE HANGOUT CALL (UP TO 9 PEOPLE MAX.)
  6. 6. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! 6. IF YOU ARE JUST GOING TO MAKE A HANGOUT CALL WITH ONE PERSON, THE POP UP BOX ALLOWS YOU TO DO THAT! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !6 13March 2014 CLICK ON THE SMALL CAMERA ICON, TO START YOUR HANGOUT CALL WITH THE SELECTED INDIVIDUAL YOU CAN ALSO ADD EXTRA PEOPLE HERE BY SELECTING THE PEOPLE ICON WITH THE + PLUS SIGN NEXT TO IT
  7. 7. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! ! 7. YOU CAN ALSO SCHEDULE A HANGOUT AS AN EVENT AND INVITE YOUR CONNECTIONS TO JOIN THE HANGOUT FOR A SPECIFIC DATE/TIME! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !7 13March 2014 SELECT EVENTS FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU TO SCHEDULE A NEW HANGOUT WITH YOUR CONNECTION OR A GROUP OF CONNECTIONS
  8. 8. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! ! 8. A NEW PAGE WILL OPEN WHICH WILL DISPLAY YOUR PLANNED EVENTS OR IT WILL BE BLANK! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !8 13March 2014 CLICK ON ‘PLAN A HANGOUT’ TO START SCHEDULING YOUR HANGOUT EVENT
  9. 9. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! ! 9. A POP UP EVENT PLANNER WILL ALLOW YOU TO SCHEDULE THE DATE, START AND END TIMES AND ADD CONNECTIONS TO THE EVENT! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !9 13March 2014 YOU CAN SEE THAT THE EVENT HAS ALREADY PUT THE DEFAULT AS ‘HANGOUTS’
  10. 10. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! 10. A RECORD OF THE EVENT CAN BE FOUND ON YOUR EVENTS PAGE! Page ! of !10 13March 2014 AN EMAIL IS AUTOMATICALLY SENT TO THE INVITEE AND TO ALL PARTIES INCLUDING YOU AS THE ORGANISER WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL ONE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT AND AT THE TIME OF THE ACTUAL EVENT STARTING
  11. 11. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © 11. FOR AN IMPROMPTU HANGOUT YOU CAN JUST LAUNCH THE HANGOUT WINDOW AND INVITE PEOPLE FROM WITHIN THE HANGOUT! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !11 13March 2014 HOVER AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR HOME PAGE RIGHT, TO BRING UP THE POP UP ‘START A VIDEO HANGOUT’. THEN INVITE PEOPLE AFTER THE HANGOUT SCREEN HAS LOADED
  12. 12. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! 12. WHEN IN THE HANGOUT WINDOW, CHECK YOUR SETTINGS FOR MICROPHONE, CAMERA AND BANDWIDTH! ! ! Page ! of !12 13March 2014 CLICK ON THE SETTINGS WHEEL TO GET A POP UP TO CONFIRM YOUR COMPUTER SETTINGS
  13. 13. Google Hangout Tutorial by Michael de Groot @stayingaliveuk © ! ! 13. IF YOU HAVE HI-SPEED BROADBAND, MAKE SURE THAT THE BANDWIDTH IS SET AT THE MAXIMUM LEVEL! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Page ! of !13 13March 2014

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