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Web Conferencing with Google Hangouts

posted Nov 15, 2013, 12:22 PM by a.pastore@cgxchange.org   [ updated Feb 11, 2014, 2:22 AM ]
Web conferencing with Google Hangouts
A new tutorial on how to organize and run Web conferences with Hangouts on CGXchange.org is now available.

Over the last few months, we have received many requests for guidance on how to use Hangouts. Since the new Google+-based video call service has been enabled, it has clearly emerged as an alternative to other web conferencing tools (e.g. Skype, Webex).

Hangouts for Web conferencing should be considered when you and your team:

- Meet online on a regular basis;
- Travel frequently and use mobile devices on unpredictable-quality connections;
- Conduct training, demos, presentations and anything that requires screensharing and collaborative writing in real time;
- Are required to record online meetings for sharing with colleagues at a later time (only for public dissemination).

The tutorial guides you to discover the core functionalities of Hangouts as a Web conferencing tool:


- Inviting participants;

- Scheduling a Hangout;
- Sharing your screen
- Collaborating on documents in real time;
- Sharing public webinars on YouTube in real time or for later viewing.

Check out how to get started with Hangouts on CGXchange.org and download the tutorial.