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Break out rooms - assigning people randomly

SA14
Listener

If you are assigning random break outs more than once in a meeting, does zoom send the same people into the same room each time? 

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Ray_Harwood
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

When you open the "same" rooms in a Zoom Meeting Breakout Session, it remembers where people were originally, and put them back in the same rooms.  The rationale is that often the host/moderator wants the same group of people to talk initially, come back to the main room for a group discussion, and then go back into the Breakout Rooms with the same people that were previously together, to continue their discussion.

 

If this is not what you want, click the "Recreate" button at the bottom of the Breakout Rooms window, and Zoom will start "fresh" with no room assignments, and if you select the Automatically Assign People to Rooms option, it will re-randomize the assignments.

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Ray - GoodClix.com / BusinessIsZooming! Podcast / aka "Old Desert Lizard"
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Ray_Harwood
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

When you open the "same" rooms in a Zoom Meeting Breakout Session, it remembers where people were originally, and put them back in the same rooms.  The rationale is that often the host/moderator wants the same group of people to talk initially, come back to the main room for a group discussion, and then go back into the Breakout Rooms with the same people that were previously together, to continue their discussion.

 

If this is not what you want, click the "Recreate" button at the bottom of the Breakout Rooms window, and Zoom will start "fresh" with no room assignments, and if you select the Automatically Assign People to Rooms option, it will re-randomize the assignments.

Ray_Harwood_0-1655617242214.png

 


Ray - GoodClix.com / BusinessIsZooming! Podcast / aka "Old Desert Lizard"
Please mark solutions that helped you !

Thanks a lot for the information!