Why am i unable to use breakout rooms in Teams?
Why can't I use breakout rooms in my Teams meeting? in your meeting controls, you must be a meeting organizer of a scheduled private meeting, a Meet Now meeting, a scheduled channel meeting, or a channel Meet Now meeting. Additionally, you need to join the meeting from a supported Teams client for Windows or macOS.
Breakout rooms can only be created in meetings that have fewer than 300 attendees. In addition, creating breakout rooms in a meeting automatically limits the number of meeting attendees to 300. Advise your end-users to not initiate breakout rooms in meetings where they expect more than 300 participants.
- Allow host to assign participants to breakout rooms when scheduling.
- Allow host to broadcast message to participants: This allows the host to broadcast a text-based message to all participants in breakout rooms.
Breakout rooms is contained in all supported Microsoft Teams subscriptions. This feature is an extension of Teams meeting.
- Click on your profile (your initials or image in the top right) and choose 'settings'
- On the General tab in Settings, select Turn on new meeting experience.
- To enable this change you will need to restart Teams.
Minimum Number of Participants
For the breakouts option to be available to the meeting organizer, there must be at least five participants in the meeting. While people calling in by phone can't join breakouts at this time, they do count towards the five-person minimum.
For team managers: How to join a breakout room
By navigating to the breakout rooms icon, managers and hosts can see a list of the rooms in operation, select 'More options' next to the room they want to join, and select 'Join room. ' Similarly, click 'Return' to the meeting in the controls panel to exit the room.
- Start an instant or scheduled meeting.
- Click Breakout Rooms .
- Select the number of rooms you would like to create, and how you would like to assign your participants to those rooms: Assign automatically: Let Zoom split your participants up evenly into each of the rooms. ...
- Click Create.
Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the Group or Account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator. 4. (Optional) Click the checkbox to allow meeting hosts to pre-assign participants to breakout rooms.
Breakout rooms are available if you join any Meet Now or private scheduled meeting (including recurring meetings) you organised with a Teams desktop client. The breakout room icon is located on the meeting menu between the reactions control and the ellipsis that reveals additional actions.
Can you set up breakout rooms in Teams before the meeting?
Breakout rooms can be set up prior to your meeting or seminar – you need to go into the meeting in advance to do so. Be aware that breakout rooms will expire after 24 hours, so do this within 24 hours of the actual start of the meeting (or it can be done once the meeting has started).
In breakout rooms, where there is no facilitator guiding the conversation, it's important to create an environment where people can find it easy to work together. So 'no more than four' makes a good rule. As well as supporting a 'naturally comfortable' way of working, threes (and fours) can enhance participation.
To manually assign participants to breakout rooms, select the Manually radio button and click Create Rooms. The Breakout Rooms dialog box will appear, and we can assign students to a breakout room by clicking Assign to the right of the breakout room's name.
As long as breakout rooms are enabled in the web portal in your personal "Settings" tab, the option should display. If it still isn't displaying, try uninstalling and reinstalling the Zoom application.
Q: I'm a co-host, but I don't see the breakout rooms menu. A: Verify if you have updated to the latest version of Zoom and double-check if the host has assigned you as a co-host for the meeting. With the latest Zoom update, co-hosts are now able to see the breakout room menu and open all rooms.