How to Create Breakout Rooms

Last updated: Jul 19, 2022.

Instructors and assistants with co-host privileges can create, open, close, and manage participants in breakout rooms

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You may start a breakout room by selecting the Breakout+ button on the bottom toolbar. A new window will pop up asking how many breakout rooms you wish to create.

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You have the option to assign rooms automatically, assign them manually, or allow learners to choose. The total number of available learners is shown below the Create Breakout Rooms heading. Once your preferences are selected, select Create.

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To add a countdown after closing breakout rooms, select an option from the dropdown menu next to the heading. 

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To automatically close breakout rooms, select an option from the dropdown menu next to the heading.

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When assigning rooms automatically, review the rooms and the number of learners assigned to each.
Note: “Recreate” takes you back to the previous page
Note: “Add Room” allows you to create an additional breakout room

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If you want to move a learner, navigate to the dropdown menu titled Move To and select another breakout room.

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When assigning breakout rooms manually, select Assign. A dropdown menu will populate with the learners that can be assigned to breakout rooms.

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Once you’re satisfied with the room assignments and want to open the breakout rooms, select Open All Rooms to send students to your breakout rooms.

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The next screen will give you options to join one of the breakout rooms or to close all rooms. Closing all rooms will bring all of your learners back into the main gallery of Class.

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To leave a breakout room, you can select Leave and then select Leave Breakout Room.

Note: If you click Leave Class, you will leave this Class session.

You now also have the option to leave a breakout room from the Create Breakout Rooms menu. Simply click Leave next to the room you are currently in.

How to Chat with Breakout Rooms

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One option is to navigate to the Chat tab and select the breakout room from the dropdown menu

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You can also navigate to the All Breakout Rooms tab and open the context menu of the breakout room and select Open Chat

How to Launch Activities to Specific Breakout Rooms

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You can launch to specific rooms from the All Breakout Rooms tab by selecting the context menu for the room and selecting the Launch [Activity] option. You will be prompted with the dialog to select the activity to launch and which rooms to launch them in.

How to Broadcast a Message to Breakout Rooms

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You can broadcast a message to breakout rooms by clicking the Broadcast Message button on the breakout room settings window.

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After typing your message into the input field, click the Send button to broadcast it to learners.

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