Google has started to release a “Raise Hand” feature to Business, Enterprise and Education users. You will start to see the Raise Hand icon appear in the Google Meet bottom menu bar.
Participants can raise a hand which notifies the moderator and shows a visual indicator on their video feed.
The meeting moderator will be able to see all raised hands in the order they were raised in the meeting participant list pane.
The meeting moderator can lower hands individually or lower all hands
Click on the “Raise Hand” button on the bottom bar during the web meeting.
Once the button is pressed, it changes to a “Lower Hand” button which can be clicked to lower the hand.
Go to the meeting participant list by clicking on the people icon on the top right. All participants with raised hands are in a section at the top of the participant list with a hand raise icon next to their name.
Hover over the hand raise icon to see and click the “Lower” action. Alternatively, if there are multiple hand raises, meeting moderators on web clients can also lower all hands at once with the “Lower all” button at the top of the section.
The participant will be notified their hand was lowered.
The “Nod Reaction” (top left raise hand) Extension currently being used will continue to be available until Friday, October 23rd.
Google has also asked that we share this form with you. They are looking to gain feedback on this feature and provide improvements in upcoming updates.
For more information, see our Knowledge Base article.
Google will be redesigning/updating its applications and features in the near future. They will be launching Google Workspace (Formerly G Suite) to Enterprise and Business users first and then out to Education. With Google Workspace, they’re introducing three major developments:
For more information check out the Google Workspace Blog
The State College Area School District will be utilizing GoGuardian this school year. This product helps the district by providing web filtering solutions for district devices and accounts as well as additional teacher tools in the classroom to support student learning. We are excited to announce that GoGuardian has released a new optional Parent App. It is a mobile app to help keep parents and guardians aware of your children's browsing activity, app usage, and more. GoGuardian Parent is a companion to the classroom management and internet filtering tools that your child's school uses for devices issued to students. Through the use of this app, we hope to encourage more open and honest conversations between parents and children that will result in safer practices and responsible browsing habits.
What is the intention of the app?
By providing insight into student browsing habits, our goal is to empower parents to take a more active role in their children's online learning. We aim to create a greater sense of transparency with student browsing to help bring about a greater sense of accountability on both the parent's and the student's part. We also believe that transparency and insight will increase the likelihood of productive student browsing habits on a more consistent basis.
What is included in this app:
To access the app, please follow the below instructions: