Breakout sessions are available on WBS40.9 and later sites. To find out which version of Webex Meetings that you're using, see Find Your Cisco Webex Meetings Version Number.

Find out what you can do in breakout sessions, depending on your role in a Webex meeting.

1

Enable the breakout session feature: From the Breakout menu, click Enable Breakout Session.

Enable Breakout Session menu option

You can also enable the breakout session feature when you schedule a meeting.

When the breakout session feature is enabled, the Breakout sessions button appears in the meeting controls.
2

Click Breakout sessions.

Breakout button

 

Only one host or cohost can have the Breakout session assignment dialog box open at a time.

3

Select the number of breakout sessions that you want to create and how you would like to assign your participants:

  • Automatically: Let us split your participants up evenly into each of the breakout sessions.
  • Manually: You assign participants to each breakout session.
Breakout session assignment
4

Click Start assignments.

The breakout sessions are created. By default, breakout sessions are named Breakout session 1, Breakout session 2, and so on. You can rename the breakout sessions later.

Attendees assigned automatically

If you chose Automatically in Step 3, the participants are assigned. If you chose Manually in Step 3, assign participants to breakout sessions.


 

If you want to change the number of breakout sessions or how the participants were assigned, click Reset and repeat Steps 3 and 4. The new breakout sessions replace all existing sessions.

5

Change breakout session settings.

6

When you're ready to start all breakout sessions, click Start breakout sessions.

Start breakout sessions

What to do next

If the breakout sessions aren't set to end automatically after a specified number of minutes, you can end all breakout sessions when you're finished using them.

1

Tap More Options More options > Breakout Session.


 

If the Breakout Session button is unavailable, someone else is editing the breakout sessions. Ask the host or cohost if they're making changes.

2

Select the number of breakout sessions that you want to create and how you would like to assign your participants:

  • Automatically: Let us split your participants up evenly into each of the breakout sessions.
  • Manually: You assign participants to each breakout session.
Breakout Session Assignments
3

Tap Create Assignments.

By default, breakout sessions are named Breakout session 1, Breakout session 2, and so on. You can rename the breakout sessions later.
Breakout session 1, Breakout session 2, etc.

If you chose Automatically in Step 2, the participants are assigned. If you chose Manually in Step 2, assign participants to breakout sessions.


 

If you want to change the number of breakout sessions or how the participants were assigned, tap Reset Reset and repeat Steps 2 and 3. The new breakout sessions will replace all existing sessions.

Reset
4

Change breakout session settings.

5

When you're ready to start all breakout sessions, tap Start Breakout Sessions.

Start Breakout Session

What to do next

If the breakout sessions aren't set to end automatically after a specified number of minutes, you can end all breakout sessions when you're finished using them.