Google Meet is an online communication tool that enables video and audio calls with the option of recording online sessions. Google Meet can be accessed via your Gmail profile, thus logging in to Gmail will grant you access to the platform. Group sessions are set up within the user’s calendar events.
Google Meet: Capacity 100 users
It is advised to add between 90-100 participants per session even though Google Meet allows up to 100 attendees per session. Please see the attached link which shows how to use, record and share.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/nJA3wzEk7VQ
NB: In March 2020 Google increased the number of users who could join a live lecture/Google Meet from 100 to 250 participants, due to the national lockdown.
NB: This number has been reduced to 100 on 01 March 2021.
Google Meet: Create group sessions/lectures
Lecturers are able to create group sessions for large classes. **The recorded session can be presented in the follow-up classes/groups; and engage in discussion.
You are able to record the Google Meet session and share it via iKamva (online environment).
In addition, pre-recorded lectures can be uploaded into iKamva.
Contact ICS Department for Zoom Licence to host over 100 users
If you intend to host a session for more than 100 participants, please contact the ICS Department firstname.lastname@example.org – to request a Zoom Licence/ Account – which allows up to 300 students per session (according to ICS); and other related Zoom queries.
**The Zoom platform is similar to Google Meet, with added security and activity features.