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Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams “Sites”

While Microsoft Teams will have a separate “breakout room” functionality which will arrive in Fall 2020, it is still easy to do breakout rooms for your Fall classes with a Teams “site”. (A site refers to a named site, containing members and channels.)

Here is a quick (5 minute) demo video of what it looks like to be in a live class session and then have your students go out to breakout rooms and return at the end:

The setup for this is very easy, in fact, there is almost no setup required.
The only thing you as the faculty member needs to do is to ensure that there are extra channels setup in your class Teams site for the breakout rooms.  Adding a channel is simple: