Zoom recently released a new feature that could change how your attendees participate in breakout rooms.

Update Zoom

To utilize this new feature, you may need to update your Zoom client. Zoom updates do not happen automatically by UNCG, occasionally Zoom may do a push, but this something you should consider checking occasionally. Review the Upgrade/update to the latest version article from the Zoom Help Center or view the video below to see how you can update your version.

New Feature

A recent update to Zoom will now allow you to create breakout rooms where the participant can choose the room to participate in. When you click the breakout rooms option, you will now see a new choice Let participants choose a room. This option will allow you to create your breakout rooms, open them up to your participants, and then let them choose which room to join.

Learn more about Breakout Rooms:

The Digital Media Commons (DMC) will be holding multimedia open clinics virtual for midterms and final exams this semester.


  • October 5th to 9th, 8:30am to 11:30pm
  • October 10th & 11th, 10am to 11:30pm
  • October 12th to 16th, 8:30am to 11:30pm

Final Exams

  • November 28th & 29th, 10am to 11:30pm
  • November 30th & 31st, 8:30am to 11:30pm
  • December 1st to 5th, 8:30am to 11:30pm

Virtual Room: uncg.zoom.us/J/3879730094

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Do you know about the web accessibility information available for faculty and staff during the pandemic?

Check out the Accessibility Resources at UNCG to learn more about the differences in online and face-to-face accommodations, and captioning for your virtual events.

This page contains resources and information to help not just faculty, but also staff, provide accessible online content as we all transition to online courses and services during COVID-19.