How do I create a breakout room in Microsoft Teams
Microsoft are currently working on official breakout functionality.
There is a workaround that can be done using Teams and Channels:
- Create a Team for your module and add all members to that Team (see https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/2912)
- Create a channel for each group (can be private to those individuals or open to everyone in the Team)
- Schedule a call for the whole Team in the General Channel
- Schedule separate calls for the different channels for when you want your students to use a breakout room or direct your breakout groups to the individual channels and ask them to start their own meeting.
For an overview, there’s a 5 minute video online to explain this functionality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_iD5PLgr08
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