Breakout Sessions for Large Online Video Classes

New Technology Allows Breakout Sessions for Large Online Video Classes

Zoom Breakout Rooms will allow instructors in video classes as large as 200 students to break into as many as 50 smaller groups. By Michael Hart 12/01/15


1 Comment on Breakout Sessions for Large Online Video Classes

  1. Plamen Miltenoff
    December 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm (5 years ago)

    From: Jorgensen, Gregory S.
    Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 2:05 PM
    To: Miltenoff, Plamen
    Subject: RE: your opinion?


    Our basic Connect rooms hold up to 100 people, which can be separated into 20 breakout rooms.
    We have a larger seminar room which holds up to 500 people, but I’m not sure if that space allows for more than 20 breakout rooms, or not. (I’ll test it. – tested: still limited to 20)
    In terms of ‘new’, the technology may be new to Zoom, but in general, it’s not new. A better question is what happens in those rooms, both in terms of functionality for the users, as well as in a back-end type of way—are they recorded or private? Do the things used/shared/created in those rooms exist to share with the main room. For example in Connect, you can use breakouts to do group work/sharing/whiteboard, etc…. and then use those things back in the main meeting room to share with everyone. I know users in Zoom can do many of those things, but do they exist to re-use as part of the overall process/reason for using the breakouts in the first place?
    I like the breakout rooms, but few people use them. They’re pretty cool.


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