LearnCube's Breakout Room feature is a great way to split up your students into their own rooms to do individual or group work.
Note: this feature is currently in beta and only available in the Online School platform. If you would like to get more information on pricing and to give it a try, please contact us by email or chat.
Here's how it works from a teacher's perspective:
In the classroom, click on the breakout room icon on the right and then on "Create One Now":
You'll need to:
Enter the name of the break-out room
Add the students who should be in it
Select "Load Whiteboard from Main Room" if you would like to copy across the content of the current whiteboard from the main class.
Your student will receive a request to join the room, which they need to accept:
The side panel will show that your students are in their respective rooms, once they've joined them and you'll be able to enter any break-out room when you need to.
Students will be able to use the "Raise Hand" button at the top of the screen if they would like to get your attention.
There are four buttons for each break-out room:
The bell icon lights up to notify you if a student has raised their hand in this room.
The add student icon allows you to assign students to a particular breakout room
The enter icon allows you to enter this breakout room
The reload content icon allows you to load the materials and class notes from that breakout room into your current room. Please note that this will overwrite any materials you have open.
If a teacher or student would like to return to the main classroom, they can do so by clicking on "Main Room" at the top of the page.
If you would like to learn more about how to use breakout rooms, please refer to our blog article published April 2021 here.
Notes on current functionality (this is just version 1):
If you would like to add a student from one breakout room to another, the student would need to return to the main room/class before you can add them to another room.
If a student leaves their breakout room (and they're the only one that was in that room), they will not be able to return to it. The teacher would need to create a new room for them.
We're working on a feature to force students back to the main room but can go into any room to request students to return.
The Breakout Rooms feature require user accounts to authenticate users into different rooms which is why can only be made available for Online School customers at this stage.
We'd love to hear any of your feedback! If you'd like to let us know how you found using our Breakout Rooms feature or if you have any suggestions, please contact us at email@example.com