Tip Sheet: Acces​sing Google Mee​t Through Google Classroom

Accessing Google Meet Through Google Classroom

Teachers can provide opportunities for your child to access Google Meet through Google Classroom. These instructions will help guide your child’s access to Google Meet through Google Classroom.

If your child’s teacher is using Brightspace/D2L find instructions for accessing Google Meet through Brightspace/D2L.



Step-by-Step Instructions


1. After logging into Google Classroom, Click the "Join" button on the left side of the Classroom Stream.


Use these instructions for more information on accessing Google Classroom. 

yellow arrow pointing to the "join" button on the Google Classroom Stream

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


Your child can always choose 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 yellow arrow points to the microphone and camera icon, with the word allow surrounded by a white box. 

3. You and your child can choose to turn your camera on or off. 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.


yellow arrow pointing to the microphone and camera buttons

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



 Yellow arrow pointing at the "join now" button

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

Your child will be placed into a waiting room until the teacher enters

the image shows the waiting room students will see.

7. OPTIONAL: Your child can also choose to turn on captions once they are in the meeting


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

a yellow arrow points to the menu when closed captioning is selected

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

A yellow arrow points to the red icons showing the microphone is muted and the camera turned off. 

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

A yellow arrow points to the phone icon that is used to leave the meeting. 


YRDSB Online Learning Tips: Google Meet for Families (Google Classroom)