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Creating Breakout Meetings in Big Blue Button

An instructor of a course has the option to create breakout meetings for students when using Big Blue Button. This is to facilitate students meeting in smaller subgroups. 

First, all participants need to be in the main meeting in order to be available to be assigned to a breakout meeting. To enter a main meeting, click 'Launch Main Meeting'. 

Once students are in the main meeting, they will be available to add to a breakout meeting. To see if students are available to add to a breakout meeting, click 'View Participants'. Below, a list of available students will appear. 

To create a breakout meeting, click the 'Create Breakout Meeting' button. 

Here, you will be asked to type a name for the meeting and you have the option to create or cancel. 

Once a name is typed in and 'Create' is clicked, you will see the breakout meeting appear just below the main meeting. 

Next, you will need to assign participants to this meeting by clicking 

Select the users who should be assigned to this meeting and click 'Done'

The users selected will see this room as an option when they click 'Meet' in BlueQuill. 

Click 'End' under the breakout meeting in order to remove all participants. The meeting room will still be available for assigning participants. 

Click 'End Meetings' under the main meetings heading to end all meetings and clear all breakout meetings. 

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