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January 12th, 2017

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Google Hangouts a video conferencing tool, similar to Skype, that lets you connect live with up to ten people over mic and webcam. You can also share slides and documents.

Google Hangouts is linked to a user’s Google profile, and because UW uses Google Apps for Education, you can use your account to access Hangouts.

The Online Learning Team maintains a guide for this tool, which is available on Canvas via the iSchool Online Learning Support site. You can access the guide here.

The Online Learning Team provides streaming support for classes and events. If you would like to request this, please fill out the streaming support request form.

If you have any questions, you may reach out to the Online Learning Team by emailing

If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.
(206) 616-3086