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Google Hangouts

Chat it up with your classmates or colleagues.

Google Hangouts (formerly Google Talk) gives you instant messaging (IM) tools for quick text chats or video conversations from your computer.  Start a real-time conversation with anyone in the Edmonds College community or people in your contacts list.  We work with Google to maintain this service and provide you with the training and support to help work with features.

Benefits

  • Reduce your inbox clutter when you just have a quick question
  • Minimize interruptions for the people you work with regularly. Texting helps you get a quick answer without a lot of time and effort

Features

  • See who is online and send instant messages
  • Text chat
  • Voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Support for emoticons (aka Emoji)
  • Chat archive

Options

Video or voice calls let you speak face to face with someone via your computer or device. This option is available if you request to be upgraded to have Google+ added to your profile. See Google Apps service options for more information on adding Google+.   

Getting Started

  • Log in at www.google.com. Use your Edmonds College email as your username when prompted.
  • Learn about Google Hangouts.
  • If you're interested in training, sign up for a technology workshop through START or TRC.

Support

Students

Walk-in

Visit us in Alderwood Hall on the first floor or Lynnwood Hall in the third floor computer lab during current hours for student lab support.

Online or phone

START
Web: edmonds.edu/online/start/
Email: start@edmail.edcc.edu
Phone: 425.640.1101Academic Computing Services
Web: students.edmonds.edu/acs
Phone: 425.640.1702
Email: acs@edmonds.edu
Walk-in: Alderwood Hall first floor

Employees

Technology Resource Center
Web: employees.edmonds.edu/trc
Email: trc@edmonds.edu
Phone: 425.640.1010

Help Desk
Web: itsupport.edmonds.edu
Email: helpdesk@edmonds.edu
Phone: 425.640.1234

Terms

What to Expect

Estimated time to gain access to Google Apps: 1 business day after registering for a course, or after your supervisor has requested an employee network account

Estimated time for processing requests for Google groups: 1-2 business days

Requirements

Access to this service requires you are actively enrolled with the college, or actively employed.