Managing Break Out Rooms

In the Live Meeting service during a meeting, presenters can use breakout rooms to create separate meeting spaces. You can divide attendees among the rooms, either manually or automatically, and allow each group to meet separately. After the breakout sessions are over, you can bring everyone back to the main meeting.

Note: Computer Audio is not available in Break Out Rooms.

To set up breakout rooms

  1. During the meeting, click Attendees, and then click Rooms.

    Note: You may need to click the More button (>>) to see Rooms.

    Note: If you are using Internet Audio Broadcasting and the View is set to Seating Chart, the Rooms menu option is disabled. To enable it, in the Attendees pane, click View, and then click List.

  2. Specify the number of rooms you want to create.

  3. If you chose Manually Assign, you can drag attendees to specific rooms. In the Attendees pane, click an attendee’s name, and then drag the attendee’s name to a room.

  4. To activate the breakout rooms, in the Attendees pane, click Start.

  5. To add a breakout room, in the Attendees pane, click Options, and then click Add Breakout Room.

  6. To send everyone back to the main room, you must first stop the breakout rooms. In the Attendees pane, click Stop. Click Options, and then click Delete Contents of All Breakout Rooms or click Delete All Breakout Rooms.

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