Technology, Uncategorized, Video Conferencing, Zoom

TECH TIP 11 – Breakout Rooms in Zoom

Off the Record discussions can be handled with Breakout Rooms in Zoom.

When counsel and the witness need to confer during a deposition, the Host can create a breakout room(s).  Breakout rooms can be assigned giving individuals the privacy needed.  It is similar to parties leaving the room. In this case, you are “leaving” the main session.

To initiate a Breakout Room, the Host must click the bottom of the Zoom Screen and select Breakout Rooms.  Once the room is set up simply Join the breakout room you are assigned to.  Once in the breakout room, you are free to have a private discussion.

Breakout rooms work the same as if you were in the main room. You have access to Chat and Share Screen with participants within your secure breakout room.

When you are done with your conversation, click Leave Room, Leave Breakout Room to return to the main session.

The Host is also able to send a message via Chat to participants in the Breakout Room requesting them to return to the session.