Create Breakout Rooms in Teams Meetings
Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms are available in a public preview. Breakout rooms allow a meeting organizer to split your attendees into multiple online rooms for discussion and collaboration in Microsoft Teams.
To use the public preview breakout rooms in a Teams meeting, you must:
- Be the meeting organizer of a new or existing Teams meeting.
- Use the Teams new meeting experience to access the Breakout Rooms icon in meeting controls:
If you choose to use the breakout rooms, be aware that this is a public preview
While there are some issues under investigation, the breakout rooms will provide greater ease in creating and using rooms than what is available today.
- View Breakout Rooms setup and usage information
(Restricted to Marquette University use only)
- Create and manage Breakout Rooms during class meetings
Note: These general Microsoft instructions state "Breakout Rooms are not currently supported for meetings in channels." Marquette users do have the Breakout Rooms in Teams channel meetings as part of Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program (TAP).
Seeing issues with Breakout Rooms?
If you encounter any issues with the public preview of Breakout Rooms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.