How to attend an online oral exam in Google Hangouts Meet

Updated May 07, 2020

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You will need:

  • A computer with a webcam
  • A microphone (built-in is alright, but a headset is better)
  • A stable internet connection

To find and enter the room in Google Hangouts Meet, you simply need to click the link that has been sent to you with the invitation. This will lead you to the website.

Always check in the top right corner that you are signed in with your UCL-login.

Check your settings

Click the 3 dots in the corner of the video example to check your settings for audio and video.

Remember to accept if your browser asks for permission to access your webcam and microphone.

5. When you are ready, click "Deltag nu" ("Join now")

Once the exam has begun

In the exam room itself, you have several options:

1. Enable/disable your microphone

2. Leave the meeting

3. Enable/disable your webcam

4. Share your screen with other participants (either your whole screen or a chosen window)

5. Find more settings by clicking the 3 dots.

At no point is it permitted to record the exam, neither using the record function in Google Hangouts Meet, other software, nor with an external device.

In the top right corner you can click to find a list of participants and also the chat function.

Good online manners:

  • Come to the meeting room in Hangouts Meet at least 15 minutes before the lesson/meeting starts. This way you have time to check they everything (video/audio) works as intended.
  • If several participants do have their webcams and microphones enabled, it is a good idea to turn off you own microphone when you are not speaking. This will help you avoid background noise and echoes.
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