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Zoom how to create breakout rooms

This document gives you the basic structure of how to create a breakout room in zoom

Setting up Breakout groups

  • Start an instant or scheduled meeting
  • Click the Breakout Rooms icon in the Meeting Controls

  • Select the number of rooms you would 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 each room: Participants can select and enter rooms on their own.
  • Click Create
  • Your rooms will be created, but not start automatically, click Open all Rooms to start
  • To send a message to all rooms
    • Click Breakout Rooms in the meeting controls
    • Click Broadcast message to all, enter your message, and click Broadcast
    • The message will be now appear for all participants in breakout rooms
  • To end Breakout rooms click Close Room

Zoom Help Center article on Breakout Rooms

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:Zoom, break out room, create,   Doc ID:110455
Owner:Robert C.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2021-04-22 13:24 CDTUpdated:2021-08-20 13:32 CDT
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