Google Meet- Students can not initiate nor end any Google Meets, the service for all student accounts to join instructor meets is available 7am-7pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays between 10am-2pm.
Google Meet is a video conferencing service targeted at businesses. Meet allows up to 100 participants on a call at once, and includes features such as scheduling, screen sharing and real-time captioning. People can join your meeting with a web link through their laptops or the Meet mobile app, and can create a Meet from Google Calendar scheduling. Meet has default privacy protections in place, including host controls (the ability to admit or deny entry to a meeting, and mute or remove participants), complex meeting codes and encryption in transit. At BSD Google Meet is preferred due to security issues.
Google Hangouts- BSD Students do not have access to Google Hangouts.
Google Hangouts is a video, voice calls, group messaging and file sharing. It's targeted at consumers for casual video chats with friends and family. You can invite up to 150 people to a Google Hangouts chat, but only up to 10 can join a video call at once. A Google account is required to start a call on Hangouts, but you can join one without it.
Use Google Hangouts through your Gmail account, its app for iOS or Android, your web browser or its Chrome extension. To start a call, open hangouts.google.com or find it on the left sidebar in Gmail. Select a person from the Hangouts list, or search for their name or email address, and click it. Click Video call. In the app, open it up and tap the + button. Then enter your contact's name or email, and hit the camera icon to start a video call.
One downside to Google Hangouts is that the view shifts to the person who is talking, so you can't see everyone at once the way you can with a tiled or gallery view on Meet. But this may be less of an issue with a smaller group.