Dec 15 2020 04:40 PM
Dec 15 2020 04:40 PM
I would like to switch from using Zoom to Microsoft Teams but, unfortunately, the way it is currently set up makes it so that I can't. We often have large meetings with 10+ breakout rooms (sometimes up to 30) and hosts need to jump between rooms to ensure everything is going alright and everyone is staying on track. This can't happen in Teams, as it doesn't allow co-hosts at all, so only the meeting organizers can move between rooms. Is there any way to set other hosts to be able to co-host with you? Preferably people that do not have to belong to your organization, as often the co-hosts might not be on the same account as I am.
Dec 16 2020 06:56 AM
Jan 14 2021 01:47 AM
@JPugs This is proving to be a real issue for my organization as well. I do hope that they add this function soon.
Feb 10 2021 01:02 AM - edited Feb 10 2021 01:08 AM
@JPugs same problem here. Voted as well.
Mar 24 2021 01:21 AM - edited Mar 24 2021 01:39 AM
"Yes, engineering is working on providing support for presenters to control breakout rooms (in addition to the organizer role)."
May 25 2021 10:52 AM
@ChristianBergstrom Hi, so do you have any workaround until it gets implemented in Sep 2021?
May 25 2021 11:08 AM
Jun 08 2021 05:07 AM
@JPugs Did anyone come across any temporary solution yet? Would it, for example, be possible to have multiple people log in with your credentials?
Jun 08 2021 05:26 AM
Jun 09 2021 02:04 AM
@ChristianJBergstrom Thanks for your quick response. I guess we will have to wait for the 'Presenter' role to be able to manage breakout rooms.
My question: in the mean time, is there an alternative to make it possible for BOTH 'Organizer' and 1 specific attendee to switch between breakout rooms? For example, by using the same credentials to log in two times through the Organizer account?
Jun 10 2021 01:24 AM
Aug 13 2021 06:41 AM
Aug 13 2021 07:28 AM - last edited on Aug 24 2021 11:36 AM by ThereseSolimenoSolution
@maggiehu These two are coming soon.
Co-organizer Meeting Role
Breakout Room Presenter support
Aug 05 2022 10:20 AM
Has there been any progress on having multiple organizers as it has been 2 years since the request has been made. We are needing this function to move forward with session across the province. My understanding is Zoom has this capability already
Aug 07 2022 12:59 PM
@Jfolk82 If you look at my post above linking to the roadmap you'll see that both of the features are fully rolled out. There are still some limitations, but a really nice addition (IMO).
Use breakout rooms in Teams meetings (microsoft.com) (see the breakout room managers section)
Aug 15 2022 08:48 AM - edited Aug 15 2022 08:50 AM
@ChristianJBergstrom many thanks for the reply. I see the co-organizer function is there but was asking specifically about their ability, or lack there of, to manage breakout rooms. I will be facilitating where will require this function and should have been more specific with my question. Are you aware of a time frame for when the co-organizer would be able to assist in managing breakout rooms? thank you