13. Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting into a maximum of 50 separate sessions. The meeting host/co-host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically, manually or allow participants to choose a room, and can switch between sessions at any time. Breakout rooms can be used for small group discussions where one group member scribes and another reports back to the cohort either verbally or via the chat. 

You are able to pre-assign breakout rooms via the web interface after scheduling a Zoom meeting. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Pre-assigning participants to breakout rooms guide.

For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Managing Video Breakout Rooms guide. 

Tasks to complete

The following tasks will require another participant in your meeting. 

  1. Create a breakout room and assign your colleague to that room. 
  2. Open the breakout room and have your colleague join.
  3. Join the breakout room.
  4. Leave the breakout room.
  5. Practice broadcasting a message to the breakout room.
  6. Close the breakout room.