Here's how you can create breakout rooms using Live RoundTables:
1. Create a Live RoundTable
Click Create New RoundTable, select your course, then select “Live”
2. Fill in the Prompt
Type in the key questions and add any resources you would like your students to explore in this discussion.
3. Create Polls
You can create polls for the students to participate in during the discussion. The prompt and polls will transfer over when you create duplicates.
4. Duplicate the RoundTable
Select the three dots beside the summary icon and select Duplicate RoundTable. Click the designated course(s) for this Duplicate to be copied into.
4. Change the Discussion Titles
(Ex., Group 1, Group 2, etc)
5. Invite Students
Each discussion will have a unique invite link. Post the designated invite links for each group.
Here's an example of a post for small groups:
Group 1: (Insert RoundTable link or code here)
Group 2: (Insert RoundTable link or code here)
Group 3: (Insert RoundTable link or code here)
Group 4: (Insert RoundTable link or code here)
6. Select a Student Moderator for each group (OPTIONAL)
Click on a student to open the student assessment panel. Select Moderator to assign this role to them. This will enable that student to add/remove their peers from the queue. Teachers can change the moderator at any point in the discussion. The moderator will have a gavel icon appear on their image.
7. Toggle between groups
As the teacher, you can see the list of small groups under Live RoundTables on the left sidebar. Toggle between the groups to observe and support.
5 quick tips:
💬 Prior to organizing small group activities, have a class-wide Live RoundTable to help students understand the principles and features of how the Live RoundTable discussion works.
💬 Inform the students that the teacher will be reviewing the summary data to gain an inside look at how the discussion went.
💬 Students can write notes to demonstrate their thinking which can be observed by the teacher. Select a student's name, then the Student Notes tab to see their notes:
💬 Encourage groups to set goals or establish discussion norms.
Ex., aim to hear from each person at least x number of times, let's actively encourage each other to share ideas.
💬 Share the Student Guide to Live RoundTables Textbook for additional guidance on how students can practice the 4 tap-in types (New Idea, Challenge, Build on and Question)
Ex., Here are the starters for the Challenge tap-in:
That's a wrap!