Zoom Breakout Rooms

Breakout Rooms


To manage breakout rooms as the host, you will need:

  • Zoom Account
  • Zoom Desktop Client

Enable Breakout rooms on your account

  • Go to the top right-hand corner of your Zoom page, Click on your Account name
  • Go to Settings → Advanced Features →View Advanced Features
  • Navigate to the Breakout rooms options and verify that the settings is enabled.

enable breakout room option in advanced features settings

Getting Started with Breakout Room 

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As the host, you can assign your meeting/class participants to breakout rooms when scheduling the meeting/class.Pre-Assigning Breakout Rooms

  • Participants must have a Zoom account to be pre-assigned into breakout rooms.
  • Students, Faculty and Staff can create a Basic Zoom account by following the steps listed here (under 'Getting Started').

*This option is available when scheduling meetings in the Zoom web portal. Full, step-by-step instructions can be found here


Host cannot pre-assign breakout room from Canvas while scheduling a meeting in Zoom. But, the option to set-up breakout room is available once the meeting starts.

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