So in my district, we are required to use Google Meet. In the spring, we were discouraged from any synchronous videos, so I have only ever been a participant in a Google Meet but never started my own. After reading up on it some and watching some videos, I think I understand it, but wanted to ask some questions here. My biggest concerns are not having students in the meeting without me, either before it begins or after it ends. -From what I gather, the best way to prevent this is to use a nickname for the meeting. So my question is, does that mean I should just not even bother with the Google Meet link each Google Classroom page provides for me? My understanding is, because that link doesn't change, students could join it at any time and be having a meeting without me in it. Correct? So just don't bother with that and make my own nickname for each class? Then they can't join before me and I can manually remove them at the end if need be. -Easiest way to do breakout rooms in Google Meet? Is it getting the extension since it isn't a part of Google Meet? I think I will want to use some breakout rooms but it seems confusing. Or could I just come up with additional meeting nicknames (like Group1, Group2, etc) and give each group their own nickname and do it that way? -Any way to mute all mics so that students can't unmute themselves and only I can unmute them?