Pre-define breakout groups

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    facilitator

    Yes, as additional specs: it would be good to change the status from "locked" to "regular" to "private" and back.

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    aubrey.gan

    Awesome idea! And just to let you know, others have been asking if breakouts could be pre-created; but you've been the first, I think, to submit the request. Thank you!

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    facilitator

    Aubrey, it might be quite easy to implement - in fact I could "emulate" it even now.

    I would need to create "virtual assistants" (some kind of bots), which I could move into the rooms, and who would remain there all the time. This would allow me to move them into the breakout rooms before participants (the real ones) arrive and I could even name the rooms - and the rooms wouldn't vanish even if all the real participants leave.

    I cannot do it now, because at this stage they need to call in, and I cannot call in "on behalf of" many different assistants.

    But you are already using "virtual assistants": your "premium recording" already makes use of such bots. Or am I mistaken?

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    joyeveryday

    I wish I could vote multiple times for this feature! This request is becoming a "must have" for Open Space events. We had a situation yesterday in the middle of an Open Space breakout session when a fire alarm went of in the building where many participants were located. Fortunately, enough people in each virtual room left their phone lines connected so all of the "rooms" stayed open - lucky fluke. Later in the second round, one of the rooms closed when people were switching groups simply because of timing. Looking forward to seeing this feature:)

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    joyeveryday

    I wish I could vote multiple times for this feature! This request is becoming a "must have" for Open Space events. We had a situation yesterday in the middle of an Open Space breakout session when a fire alarm went of in the building where many participants were located. Fortunately, enough people in each virtual room left their phone lines connected so all of the "rooms" stayed open - lucky fluke. Later in the second round, one of the rooms closed when people were switching groups simply because of timing. Looking forward to seeing this feature:)

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    aubrey.gan

    This feature is done and now available.

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    facilitator

    Super, really awesome! I'll try it soonest!

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    facilitator

    Aubrey, where can I find instructions on how to use it?

    Thanks,

    -marc

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