Video conferencing applications were widely used during the pandemic year as many educational institutes and offices were shut down as a precautionary measure. The users of Google Classroom and Google Meet during the duration were increased by many folds. Especially, the application was used extensively by schools and educational institutes for conducting online classes. Now, the American technology giant has now introduced 50 new features targeting teachers and students for Classroom and Meet.
Here are some of the new features:
- Now learning through online classes will be more secure and safer. Just like a classroom, the teachers will decide who can join the class. This means the teacher will have the control to allow or deny anyone from joining the class. The advanced safety locks will keep unknown users from entering the online meeting. This will also restrict unauthorized persons to use the chat feature without the consent of the teachers.
- With the new feature, the teachers will have control over ending the class once the session is over. Earlier the students were able to stay in the meeting even after the teacher ended the session and left. This feature will give teachers an option to decide to end the class for everyone leaving no space for miscreants.
- When there are multiple users attending an online class, it gets really difficult for the teachers to keep the focus on the subject. Mute all features will help the teachers to mute all the users and block the noise, keeping the focus on the content only. Moreover, if a student wants to unmute himself during the class he will need the permission of the teacher.
Apart from the above, Google will launch moderation keys for teachers so that the teachers can have control over who can join the meeting, share screen or use the chat feature from their mobile handsets or tablets. The feature will be available for both iOS and Android users.
By the end of this year, Google intends to integrate Google Classroom with Google Meet.
The company believes in providing safer products and services for everyone. Therefore, in the next few weeks, there will be significant addition of features for teachers and students helping them gain more control over the online classes. We can expect uninterrupted and secure classes for everyone in the coming days.