Thursday, October 15, 2020

Google Meet Breakout Rooms

Breakout Rooms are an awesome feature of Google Meet that allow you to take all of your meeting participants and split them up into smaller Meets where they can work on group projects, have small group discussions, and such.

Note: The official Breakout Rooms feature is only available for people who are using the Enterprise version of the Google suite of tools. If your school does not pay for the Google tools, but instead uses the free version, you will not have the breakout rooms tool, as well as other Enterprise features. I do have a separate video where I cover an alternate way to do breakout rooms in Meet if you are using the free version which you can see here: Breakout Room Alternatives for Google Meet

However, for those who have the Enterprise version of Google Meet, I have put together a short 5-minute video on how to use the official Breakout Rooms feature. See below for the video.

Breakout Room Alternatives for Google Meet

Google Meet has an awesome built-in feature for Breakout Rooms, but unfortunately that is only available for people who are using the Enterprise version of G Suite, which means schools that pay for the Google tools. If your school uses the Enterprise version, then be sure to check out my other post and video that explains how to use the official Breakout Rooms feature here: Google Meet Breakout Rooms

However, if your school uses the free version of the Google tools, then the Breakout Rooms feature will not be available for you. So to help with this, I put together a quick 7-minute video to explain a workaround that will let you sort of make your own breakout rooms. Since this is just a workaround, it is not perfect, and it is not the only way this could be done, but it is a good option. This is just my suggestion for an alternative way to do Breakout Rooms, but please feel free to share your workarounds in the comments.

See below for the video and related resource links.