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Join us to learn about the latest innovations with virtual breakout rooms in Teams. In this session we'll highlight use cases and best practices for facilitating small group ideation, brainstorming, learning, and discussions with virtual breakout rooms.
09-22-2020 02:05 PM
@James Skay At about 9:45, why did Together Mode flip the cameras of the participants? Looks like a bug.
09-23-2020 05:30 AM
@James Skay can meeting organizers prebuild the breakout rooms before people join the meeting? It'll save time if we can create sub-committees for a project.
09-23-2020 02:57 PM
09-24-2020 02:27 AM
@James Skay hi, in Education (University) we would like to be able to break out students into different groups and not have their content come back for all-Team visibility. Is that possible? Essentially private work but without using private channels. We've an example at the moment of 400 students to be split into 16 break out areas and the content to remain contained within those 16 as opposed to visible to all 400. Thanks
09-25-2020 03:10 PM
@Matthew P - Great catch. Yes, in this instance Together mode did flip the cameras around. Since I am in an earlier ring than production, let me check with the team if this is the expected production experience.
09-25-2020 03:12 PM
@mtgarden - when we launch in October, you will need to build the breakout rooms during the initial meeting. We are working on the ability for organizers to pre-define their breakout rooms ahead of time. If you jump to 13:35 in the video you can see a sneak preview.
09-25-2020 03:15 PM
Hi @Darrel Richardson. Yes, your scenario is what we will support. Only the assigned individual participants in the breakout rooms (including the organizer) will have access to the meeting chat, documents, whiteboard, transcripts, meeting recording, etc., that were created while in the breakout room.
09-25-2020 03:18 PM
Hi @RichardN78 - to start, only the meeting organizer can create and assign breakout rooms. In the future we will offer the ability for additional individuals to manage breakout rooms. If you jump to ~15:40 in the video above you can see Nakul talking about and sharing this capability.
09-25-2020 03:21 PM
09-27-2020 02:45 AM
@James Skay thanks James, so if these are not channel based (Teams based and using SharePoint), the file storage is Onedrive? So in our case we might run this for a number of years and that would be 400 participants split into 16 breakout rooms all accruing shared course work in Onedrive? We'd also have to navigate not putting in place a retention policy that zaps breakout room content prematurely. I'm hoping our Microsoft EDU colleagues will provide good community guardrail user-ed so we don't bake this into our services without knowing all the good bits and any wrinkles.
09-28-2020 10:37 AM
I have a similar concern that the meeting organizer is not always the facilitator of the meeting who'll be making the break-out groups.
09-29-2020 01:07 PM
@James Skay thank you for providing the video. There's an issue with the video showing on the page. It's showing a message that the video might have been moved. I was able to copy the URL from the video, and after removing the "-nocookie" from the addresss, it opens successfully from YouTube.
10-08-2020 10:33 AM
@James Skay Hi I was looking at the video and I am basicaly wating for the brakeout room to be lunched is there a date for it ??
10-08-2020 12:39 PM
@James Skayhello, is it possible that breakout rooms are not available in Poland? I cant find this feature in my ms teams (desktop app)