How do I start a Google+ Hangout On Air in my Canvas course?

Google+ Hangouts On Air allows you to invite a speaker to your online course. Visit Google+ Hangouts On Air to learn more.

Here are the basics of starting a Google+ Hangout On Air in Canvas

  • The Google Hangout still has a 10-participant cap.
  • All participants must have a Google+ account.
  • The host of the On Air Hangout must have a YouTube account.
  • Participants are responsible for ensuring the content complies with the terms.
  • All broadcasts are automatically recorded and placed on YouTube.

Note: You can broadcast this live conversation to thousands since it will be likely they are sitting in the audience of a live performance. You should wait to start the On Air Hangout until right before the session is scheduled. The embed code is not available until the Hangout session has been started. For this reason, you may wish to place the live broadcast into Canvas as an Announcement.

Visit Hangouts On Air Site

Visit Hangouts On Air Site

Visit Google+ Hangouts On Air to start a hangout. Click the Start a Hangout On Air button. Remember, the host needs a YouTube account.

Connect YouTube Account

Connect YouTube Account

If you are the host and haven't connected your Google+ and YouTube accounts, you will receive a prompt to do so. Connect YouTube account to Google+.

Use YouTube Account

Use YouTube Account

Choose how to use YouTube.

Check Google+ and YouTube Accounts

Check Google+ and YouTube Accounts

Make sure you have connected your Google+ and YouTube accounts.

Setup Hangout On Air

Setup Hangout On Air

The host will need to setup the Hangout On Air. The video will be broadcasted on Google+ and YouTube account.

Agree to Google+ Hangouts On Air Terms

All participants need Google+ accounts, the host needs a YouTube account, and participants must own or be licensed to the rights of the content being broadcasted.

Broadcasting Publicly

Broadcasting Publicly

The host has to start the broadcast. Google+ Hangout On Air will be publicly broadcasted on Google+ and YouTube.

Locate Embed Code

Copy the embed code and paste it in a Page or Announcement in a Canvas course using the HTML view. The students who will watch the broadcast will press "Play" on the video. The live broadcast will play once it starts. After the live broadcast, the recorded broadcast will appear in this space after it is processed by YouTube.

Make sure you click the Start Broadcast button in the Hangout to begin the recording.

View Google+ Hangout On Air in Canvas

This is what a Google+ Hangout On Air looks like in Canvas. This example is embedded in a Page.

Join a Hangout

Join a Hangout

The participants in the Hangout On Air have to agree to be broadcasted/recorded. Click Join.

Remember, the host counts as one of the ten participants allowed, all participants must have a Google+ account, and accept the terms of service.

End Broadcast

End Broadcast

Click the telephone to end the broadcast.

Confirm Exit

Confirm Exit

Click End broadcast to stop the broadcast.

Close Hangout

Close Hangout

The recorded video will appear in your connected YouTube account in your video manager.

It is highly recommended to complete a practice run with your speaker before you do the live broadcast to make sure the equipment is running correctly, Google+ and YouTube accounts are established, etc.

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