Zoom: Self-Select Breakout Rooms for Students

A guide to self-select Breakout Rooms in Zoom for Students.

Some important information to keep in mind:  

  • All participants need to update Zoom and then restart their machine for self-select breakout rooms to work.
  • Self-select breakout rooms require participants to use the desktop application or mobile app. It will not work in the browser version of Zoom. 
  • This feature requires the zoom to be on version 5.3.0 or higher.

Using Self-Select Breakout Rooms

As a Participant

  1. When breakout rooms are opened participants will see a "Breakout Rooms" button in their meeting controls with a popup above it saying "Join a breakout room"
  2. Participants can click Breakout Rooms to select and join their breakout room.
  3. When a participant clicks the breakout room icon they will be given options to choose from. They can select a room and click Join and confirm that they would like to join that room.
  4. Once inside their chosen breakout room, participants now have the option to move between rooms by choosing a new breakout room from the menu.

As a Host: 

Zoom: Self-Select Breakout Rooms for Instructors

Keywords"How To" guide Zoom "Pick your own" choose   Doc ID129713
OwnerMatthew M.GroupSchool of Information Sciences
Created2023-07-13 09:28:14Updated2024-05-23 15:12:39
SitesUniversity of Illinois School of Information Sciences
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