Creating "Breakout Rooms" & "Polling" with Google Meet
Last modified on 10/14/2020
Google Meet released their breakout rooms function to TTSD October 14, 2020.
- If you have the breakout room, poll and Q&A tools (see screen shot - geometric shapes by Chat), you can launch any of these tools within your Google Meet session (currently attendees must be in a browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.) whether on an iPad, Chromebook, or computer.
- See: Use breakout rooms in Google Meet documentation for details of use.
Option 2: Google Meet Breakout Room Activity - with Google doc or Canvas
- Create a Page/Discussion/Assignment for students.
- Label and create a MAIN Google Meet for students to join:
- Use the "external tools" menu icon to add "Google Meet"
- Repeat step 2 for quantity of Breakout groups you want to have
- Assign students to each group (by random number, alpha, pre-assigned groups, etc.)
Option 3: Google Meet with Pre-Assigned Canvas Groups
- Create group/s in Canvas based on pre-identified criteria (useful for commonly used groups of students, ie "table groups")This option is best used when groups will work together multiple times throughout the term.
- Create Assignment.
- Insert Google Meet link (using External Tools icon ("V") on the Canvas editor tool bar.
- "Assign" the age or assignment to the Group.
- Repeat #2 - #4 for each group to receive their own Meet link.
- These Meet links by group can be used multiple times.
Polling with Google Forms
(Q&A coming in October to Google Meet)
- Create a poll for your attendees using Google Form
- Once complete, click "Send"
- Under "Send Via" > Link, click "Shorten URL"
- Send this link via Chat to your attendees
- Share your screen/tab with the "Responses" tab showing to display a dynamic view of attendees submissions.