There may be instances when a teacher is using Google Meet in conjunction with Google Classroom where a student may be mistakenly granted the organizer role in the meeting. When this happens, the student has the ability to mute or remove meeting participants (including the teacher).

This is a result of the way Google Meet currently works, the first person to join the meeting becomes the organizer. Issues arise in the cases when a student joins the meeting before the teacher.

Google support has confirmed that this is a known issue, and is working on a proper solution. In the meantime, these steps should be followed before each meeting to ensure that the teacher is always the meeting organizer:

  1. Go to your Classroom settings by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner.

  2. Scroll to the Meet section, and make sure the the meeting link is not visible to students:
  3. Reset your meeting to get a new link:
  4. Join the meeting yourself, then while you are in the meeting go back and make the link visible to students:
  5. At the end of the meeting, you may want to hide the meeting link again, so that students will not join the wrong meeting before you are able to create a new one.