How to use video in Google Classroom

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

Schedule a real-time (synchronous) video session.

Schedule in a session in Google Calendar with a small group of people using Hangouts Meet or Zoom. Post the link to this session in your Google Classroom for students to join.

Safety Tips:

Send invitation links privately to students via email or chat and avoid posting public links to your video conferences. This will prevent strangers from joining the conference while you are working with students.

Do not use any recording tools when students are in the conference. This includes audio-only calls because students may inadvertently share their own personal information.

Never discuss grading or student performance with other students on the video call. Services like Zoom allow for separate rooms so that you can have personal meetings with students to discuss privately.

Read more Student Privacy Tips here.

Create self-paced (asynchronous) videos to post in Google Classroom for people to watch on their own time.

Accessibility Tip: Create videos with captions for spoken content and subtitles for languages not spoken in the video. Learn how to caption or transcribe videos.

Screen Recording

Use for tutorials, making thinking visible, and demonstrating concepts for your audience to review at their own pace.

Selfie Mode Recording

Add a personal touch by showing your face - create a welcome video or check-in, or demonstrate a concept or perform an activity.

  • Create a video in EdPuzzle to pause and answer questions
  • Create YouTube Playlists to watch videos as part of a series
  • Embed on Google Sites to provide background info and include supplemental resources

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