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Host Training

Breakout Rooms - Odd Number of Participants

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Let’s go through the steps to follow when facing an Odd Number of Participants!
First off, let’s click on the Breakout Rooms button to get started.

As this is our first time creating Breakout Rooms, we don’t need to click on a Recreate button.
Instead, we can just enter the number of Rooms required.
How many rooms will we need to make? Click on the number of Breakout Rooms to find out…

If we make 7 Rooms then one room will have 3 Participants as they are 15 Participants in the meeting (16 Participants is including the host).
It will create 6 rooms with 2 people and 1 room with 3 people.
So, click on the number of Breakout Rooms again to add 1 more Room.

Awesome! With 8 Rooms, there will be 7 rooms with 2 participants, and 1 room will have a participant alone. Much better. 
We’ll see later how we can help the last participant.
Remember: with 15 minutes conversation time only, we DO NOT want to have any rooms with 3 particpants 🙂
Now click on the Create button in order to assign all the participants.

Perfect, Let’s add some empty Breakout Rooms.
You might need them if people arrive late. Remember that you can’t add any rooms after you Open the Breakout Rooms so it’s better to have some just in case.
Click on the Add a Room button.

Nice, let’s add a few more.
Click on the Add a Room button again.

One more!

And again. It’s better to have more than you need!

And again..

Okay. that should do it. Now we are ready to open the rooms.
Click on Open All Rooms to send participants to their room.

All the participants are being sent to their room automatically.
Sometimes, some participants take longer than others due to weak internet connections. You can just wait until everyone has gone to their room.
Click on the image to continue

Done! Everyone is assigned and the meeting is underway, but we still have one participant alone.
We could join Esmund until someone arrives…
Click on the image to continue

Oh look! Paul just arrived, perfect!
Let him in by clicking the Admit button.

You can see Paul is now in the Unassigned tab of the Breakout Room Window.
Click on Assign To in order to put him in Room 8 with Esmund.

Click on Room 8 to assign him to the room.

Done! Now everyone has a partner and the meeting is stable 🙂

Part 1 – Symbols

1. What are some famous symbols that you know?
2. Are symbols important? Why or why not?
3. [♿]Is your city easily accessible for people in wheelchairs in your country?
4. [$] How does your currency compare to the dollar?
5. [☮] How can we achieve world peace?
6. [☯] How can you bring balance to your life?
7. [☢] What do you think of nuclear power?
8. [⚤] Would you rather be a man or a woman in a next life?

Part 2 – Disability

1. How do schools in your country help children with learning disabilities?
2. Are you close with anyone with a disability?
3. How can we be mindful of people with physical disabilities?
4. What are some public amenities important for disabled people?
5. How often do you watch the Paralympics?
6. What’s an inspiring story about someone with a disability?
7. How can we be mindful of people with invisible disabilities?
8. How can we encourage public conversation regarding disability?

Part 3 – Conversation

1. How do you take care of yourself on a busy day?
2. How do you feel about pets on furniture?
3. Would you rather live in New York City or Paris? Why?
4. What is the maximum amount of pets you would have?
5. How many books are on your reading wish-list right now?
6. How often do you watch celebrity awards shows?
7. What makes you satisfied with your day?
8. If you could go back one week, what would you do differently?

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