Tip Sheet: Accessing Google ​M​eet Through YRDSB Online Learning Platforms

Accessing Google Meet Instructions From Brightspace/D2L 

Teachers can provide opportunities for your child to access a Google Meet through Brightspace/D2L.

These instructions will guide your child to access Google Meet through these platforms.

If your child’s teacher is using Google Classroom find instructions for accessing Google Meet through Google Classroom.


Step-by-Step Instruction​s


1. Your child’s teacher will have provided a link and a nickname to join the Google Meet. Click the Google Meet Link. ​


Students will need to log into their GAPPS account to use the ‘Nickname’ feature.

Purple arrow pointing to the meet.google.com web address with placeholder text for the nickname used to access the meeting. 

2. From the Google Meet homepage, your child may need to login to their YRDSB google account. 


Choose ‘Sign in’ from the top right of the screen.

Google Meet homepage with sign-in button on the top right

3. You will first need to enter the student’s full email.




You will then be redirected to the YRDSB login page where you will need to enter the student number and password.

An image of the Google sign-in page is shown with the field for the student email. A purple arrow points to the YRDSB login page that follows with two purple arrows that point to the username and password fields. 

5. After logging in, enter the ‘nickname’ for the Google Meet your child’s teacher has shared and click continue.

Arrow pointing to text box. Box surrounding the join button.

6. If using Google Meet for the first time, allow Google Meet to access your camera and microphone. 


Your child can always choose before or during the Meet to turn their camera off and mute their microphone.

Shows the pop-up window for allowing Google Meet to access your microphone and camera. A purple arrow points to the microphone and camera icon, with the word allow surrounded by a white box. 

7. You and your child can choose to turn your camera on or off. If the camera is off and microphone muted, the icons will be red.


Please remind your child to keep their microphone muted when they enter the Google Meet. They will be instructed to unmute their microphone by their teacher.

 A box surrounds camera and microphone icons.

8. Choose ‘Join now’ to join the Google Meet. 


Your child will not be able to enter the meeting if their teacher is not present

An arrow points to the join now button.

8. OPTIONAL: Your child can also choose to turn on captions once they enter the meeting.

Choose the “CC” button from the bottom menu to turn on captions.


an arrow points to the menu when closed captioning is selected

10. When in the Google Meet, your child can unmute their microphone when instructed by the teacher.

 An arrow points to the microphone button.

11. When the meeting is finished, your child should click the ‘hangup’ button to leave the meeting.

An arrow points to the hangup button.


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