Manually Assign Collaborate Groups

If you’d like, you can instead use CUSTOM ASSIGNMENT to manually assign participants to groups. If have less than 4 participants in your session this is probably your best option.

From the Breakout Groups menu, under the Assign Groups list, select CUSTOM ASSIGNMENT from the Assign Groups list.

Assign Groups list, custom assign selected.

Two groups will be generated by default. You can rename these groups by clicking the Group Name and entering a new one. Use the + button around the default groups to add new groups.

groups list, plus button highlighted

To move assign participants to a group, either click and drag a name and drag the student's name box from the MAIN ROOM to the appropriate group...

animation of click-and-drag user

... or you can click the MORE button ("...") beside their name and choose the group you wish to add them to.

group select menu for a user

Check the "Allow attendees to switch groups" box if you would like to give participants the ability to move between groups.

Allow attendees to switch box checked

When you are ready for students to begin their group activity, click the START button at the bottom of the Breakout Groups pane to send the students to their groups. It may take as much as 20 or 30 seconds to get everyone transitioned to their groups. 

bottom of Breakout Groups panel, Start button highlighted

If you are recording in the main room, that recording will stop if move to a breakout room.