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Shortening Break Out Room


Have you ever wanted less than 60 seconds when you hit end breakout rooms?

If so, you can make it as short as 10 seconds.  You can also have a timer show at the top of the students screens when in breakout rooms.  

When you click to set up your break rooms, after selecting the type(automatic,manuel, student select), there is an options button.  When you click the options button you can select the amount of time for them to remain open and a little further down, you can select how fast they close.  

I’ve been using the timer this year so my students know how long they have on an assignment.  It helps them stay on track as they see how long until I am going to pull them back together and have a discussion. 

I am currently using the 10 second timer for return to the main room and it works great.  I would use a longer one if they didn’t have the work timer to see when the rooms would close.

The timer and shortened return from the break out rooms has been great this year as we’ve done classwork and group work.


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