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  • Zoom provides a pre-assign Breakout Room.
  • You will have to upload a .csv file with the students friendly email address and group name.
  • Email address is captured by Zoom Client sign in

Pre-assigning participants to breakouts rooms using a CSV file

  1. Sign in to the NUS Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Meetings and schedule a meeting or edit a previously scheduled meeting.
  3. In the Meeting Options section, select Breakout Room pre-assign and click Import from CSV.
  4. Click download to download a sample CSV file you can fill out.
  5. Open the CSV file with spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel.
  6. Fill in the Pre-assign Room Name column with the breakout room name, and the Email Address column with the assigned participant's email address. 
    • You should NOT use students' email address in LumiNUS for the csv file. Students' Zoom account might be using their friendly email address.
    • You may want to ask students to provide you with their Zoom account email address, at the start of the semester.
  7. Save the file.
  8. Drag and drop the file in the web portal.
    Zoom will verify that the email address has a Zoom account.
  9. Remind students to Sign in with SSO to their Zoom client or App.

If you do not want to do the above, you can still use manual breakout during the meeting.

Ask the students to rename themselves before they join the Zoom session.
E.g., G1_Adam or Gp1-Adam.