Canvas Conferences: How do I set up small group discussions or breakout groups?

Written By Mollie Page (Liquid error: internal)

Updated at June 15th, 2020

You can create breakout groups by click on the gear and then Create breakout groups:


You can check on the groups by clicking Breakout Rooms and then Join Room.


When you join a room, it opens a second window:


  • Breakout rooms are not included in class recordings.
  • Students must be IN the conference to be assigned a breakout room.
  • Breakout rooms are one and done.  If a student arrives late, promote them to moderator so they can join a room.
  • If you have multiple breakout rooms open, be sure to leave and rejoin the audio



Need to know more?  Check out this documentation from Big Blue Button

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