Here is a series of articles designed to get you started with Zoom Breakout Rooms.
Step 1- Enable Zoom Breakout Rooms
By default, this setting should be enabled, but it may be wise to double check if you are having problems
Step 3- Pre-assign breakout rooms, allow students to self-select, or use a combination of both approaches. Here are three ways to use breakout rooms for instruction based on feedback from users.
- Allow users to Self-Select Breakout Rooms- Through this method, faculty may upload pre-decided breakout rooms to their GauchoSpace (a google doc/or excel sheet works well). During Zoom meetings, students reference the uploaded document and select the appropriate breakout room.
- Pre-assign breakout rooms through the web portal (UCSB users have various online identities and occasionally various emails (@umail.ucsb.edu, @dept.ucsb.edu and/or @ucsb.edu). This can make assigning breakout rooms with a .csv file problematic as you must have the accurate email address. An alternative method to .csv is using the Web-portal to assign UCSB users to breakout rooms.)
- Create Pre-assigned Breakout Rooms by importing a .csv
- Zoom includes an “Ask for Help" button for attendees in breakout rooms! Try encouraging students to use this button to invite you into their breakout room.
- Have Breakout Room discussions with the same students in each group from week to week. Students have said that this helps them establish friendships and study groups.
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