Pre-recording your instructions ensures that you don’t have to spend much time on instruction during
the live session in Zoom and, instead, students can spend more time working on an assignment in the
breakout rooms, and you have more time to provide feedback.
Breakout Rooms can be very effective to engage, practice, discuss, and collaborate in subgroups. As
with offline settings, you can visit each group to see how they are doing and to make sure they are
still on task. With the Canvas Collaboration tool, students work together in one Google doc per
breakout room and you can track their progress. By adding a short assignment to the Breakout Room
session for the final plenary reflection, you increase the students’ focus in the breakout rooms.