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With TodaysMeet, you can create a semi-private room to collaborate on projects or use in any number of other ways to help your learning.

Decide on the name of your room and how long you want the room to be open. For example:

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And then share the URL with as many people as you want to participate in the conversation. All they need to do is write their name and then click “Join”.

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This is a great way to have “conferencing” with students and classmates when you want to do it in real time but you can’t be in the same place at the same time.  It would be a good tool for doing classroom surveys, too.

If you have lots of people, or just want to make it easier to navigate, you can click on the settings icon and check the “show speaker colors” box. This area also reminds you when your room will be closing:

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When your time limit is over, the room will close and the URL will disappear.

You can also click on “transcript” to have the whole conversation preserved. (You should be careful to do this before your time expires, though.) Also, I noticed that the time stamp in the transcript was GMT and I don’t see a place to change that. But it’s a minor flaw in an otherwise very useful tool.

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