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 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
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.
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.