Sunday, May 31, 2020

Creating Breakout Rooms with Google Meet

It's easy to create breakout rooms using Google Meet.  Start by creating a hyperdoc agenda that lists each topic and with that topic provide a link to the breakout room agenda.  It's also a good idea to have a main room / lounge where participants can come at the start and end of the event.  

To create breakout rooms, do the following:
  1. Go to
  2. Select create and name your room
  3. Select "Add Google Meet video conferencing"
  4. Select save
  5. Go back into your event and copy the meeting link to place in your agenda
Screenshot of steps 1 - 4
Screenshot of the calendar invite with the join link
Here is what this would look like in an agenda. Visit the agenda.
screenshot of the  sample agenda

This is how most folks do it, however, if you want extra security for your event, there is a different set of steps that you can follow that are posted at the ClayCodes blog. His process will show you things like how to ensure participants don't enter before you and can't stay after you end the meeting. 

Once the conference is in place, participants can go to the appropriate meeting room and enjoy their learning.