We’ve been working very closely with schools this week and have found Google Hangouts Chat to be a very useful platform for collaboration for remote working. You can set up groups for Leadership, Departments, Projects and instantly chat, share files, add events and start video conferencing.

To active Chat for your domain, you can start by enabling Chat just for teachers.

A school G Suite Admin user will need to navigate to admin.google.com > apps > Hangouts Chat and enable for the appropriate organisational units. Teachers only for a realsmart customer would be the Organisational Unit labeled “mentors”.