Breakout rooms is a function alongside the main web meeting. As a teacher you can divide the students into smaller groups when they are supposed to discuss a specific topic or to interact in other activities or projects. It is possible to create up to 50 breakout rooms at once.
To get started with creating breakout rooms
Follow these steps
- Sign in to your Zoom-account on Zoom's homepage.
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll down to Advanced settings and make sure Breakout room is activated.
- The next time you are hosting a Zoom meeting you have access to Breakout rooms at the bottom of the panel.
- When you share your screen you find Breakout rooms in the More menu.
- Click to start using Breakout rooms. It shows participants, how many rooms you wish to create and lets you choose to automatically or manually create the rooms. Click Create Rooms to begin.
- Move your marker over a breakout room to rename or delete the room. Click Assign to manually assign students. Click their names and choose Assign again. Repeat this procedure for each breakout room.
- Click Open All Rooms.
- Your students are now being redirected into Breakout Rooms. As a host or co-host you can join one Breakout Room at a time, broadcast a message to everybody and assign another room for a specific student. When 1 minute remains the participants will be informed and asked if they want to return to the main session.
- As a host you can reopen all rooms after they are closed which is useful if you have a very long lecture for instance.
Video: Webinar 2020-03-24 Zoom in educational settings
Start the video at 24:12:00 to reach the part where breakout rooms are explained.