Zoom Meetings: Host Perspective---Deaf Tips: Before & During Break-out Rooms

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2023 1:37 PM

Before: Getting Reading-Breakout Rooms

Enabling Break-out Rooms

  • Sign in to Zoom.
  • In the navigation menu, click Settings.
  • Navigate to the Breakout Room option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled.

Creating Break-out Rooms

Note: You can also pre-assign participants to breakout rooms when you schedule the meeting instead of managing them during the meeting.

  • 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:
    • Automatically: Let Zoom split your participants up evenly into each of the rooms.
    • Manually: Choose which participants you would like in each room.
    • Let participants choose roomParticipants can select and enter rooms on their own. 
  • Click Create Breakout Rooms.
  • Your rooms will be created, but will not start automatically. You can manage the rooms prior to starting them by following the instructions below.

Tip: Move interpreter/captionist in with DHH students—note interpreter cannot tell you who the DHH students are due to confidentiality rules

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