Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Zoom > Creating Pre-Assigned Breakout Rooms
Breakout rooms are sessions that are split off from the main Zoom meeting, allowing users to meet in smaller groups. Pre-assigned breakout groups can be used for collaborative activities like group projects or peer review.
By default, breakout rooms can only be created within a meeting, so the option to pre-assign breakout rooms will need to be enabled first. Once enabled, users can pre-assign groups for breakout rooms that can be opened in future Zoom meetings.
Note: Users on Chromebooks will not be able to join breakout rooms.
Note: In order to pre-assign breakout rooms, users must log in to Zoom using their DePaul accounts unless rooms are assigned using a CSV.
Note: The name of the room can be changed by clicking on the room title in the left column and then selecting the name in the right column.
Note: To navigate between breakout rooms, use the Breakout Rooms panel. Do not use the "Leave Meeting" option as this will end the meeting.