Google Meet Breakout Rooms by Robert Hudek
Welcome to the Breakout Rooms Extension which enhances Google Meet!
Features: **** Nicknames, Status Reports, and Countdown Timer!!!!
Create and assign breakouts based on Nicknames
New Status Reports to monitor student participation in breakouts
Countdown timer to keep track of time allocated for breakout sessions
1) View all breakout rooms together in Tile or Tab format
2) Single click to move slide between rooms
3) Assign breakouts in either ad hoc or preassigned mode
4) Broadcast audio and video into all of the breakout rooms
5) Customize colors for Meet bottom toolbar
6) Nicknames, Codes or Automatic Meet Links - No need to go to Calendar
7) Basic reports for attendance, breakout groups, participant group assignments, etc
8) Mute and Remove students from all breakouts with single click
9) Export and Import Rooms links as well as the entire Extension data
10) Online help video library
11) Online version release notes
12) Google Classroom integration
*** User's Guide for version 16.2 https://youtu.be/qDrVVWSwlUQ
*** Only the teacher needs to have the extension installed. The students may like the extension since they can customize colors and they will also have a speaker button which is missing from regular Google meet. However, the important point is that only the teacher needs to have this installed to run the class with breakouts.
*** If you like the extension, may I ask you to please give it a positive review? I offer use of this extension at no charge and your feedback encourages me to keep supporting it. I really want to hear from you if you experience any problems or have new requirements for remote teaching. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have a facebook fan page @googlemeetbreakout where I update news and reply to questions. I hope to maintain close communication with teachers so that I can quickly respond to any issues or challenges that teachers may face in this remote teaching environment.
*** I have online help within the extension. Please click on the "?" and you will see a list of how-to's and each has its own associated instructional video
*** I also have online version release notes. Please click on the "here" link in the Meet tab headline message which identifies the current version. The release notes are the easiest and quickest way to learn about new features, known issues, and workarounds if available.
** As of July 21, 2020 I recommend an additional extension for viewing all the students and that is Google Meet Grid View (fix) and can be found at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-meet-grid-view-fix/dakebdbeofhmlnmjlmhjdmmjmfohiicn
*** You do not need to install a Mute Tab extension because the Speaker button handles this function. However, if you already have a mute tab extension installed you do not have to uninstall it. You can keep that extension but please do not click on the mute tab extension while you are using my extension because it will conflict with my speaker button.
*** Please make sure on your settings for Google Meet in the bottom right hand side "...." you select Change Layout/Tiled. This is different from my Tabs/Tiled display format of windows in my extension. Please set the Change Layout to Tiled within Google Meet (bottom right hand side ...)
*** This extension is owned and developed by Robert Hudek. This extension is independent from Google and is not owned by or part of Google or Google Meet. This extension is designed to enhance and extend the functionality of Google Meet.
*** I created a Facebook page, Google Meet Breakout @googlemeetbreakout, to better allow me to communicate with users and solve issues when they arise. If you find a problem please send me a message and I will reply.
*** If you find a problem please do not give up on this app. Please inform me at email@example.com or on the facebook page if you find any issues and I will try my best to reply as soon as I can. It is always helpful if you include a screenshot or detailed description of your scenario so I can more quickly diagnose the issue (for example, if you are using Google Classroom, what steps you took, what were your Rooms, etc. What did you see on the screen, where did things go wrong, etc). Thank you.
*** I have personally used this extension to teach my own classes but there is a little bit of a learning curve, which can be nerve-wracking if you are doing it live in front of a class of 30 students. If you plan to use this extension for your class, please first test it out with your friends or volunteers. Then when you teach it live, please have a back-up plan in place in case things don't go as planned. You can always revert back to the "plain vanilla" Google Meet no worries. All you have to do is just disable my extension. Easy.
*** Any questions? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on the Facebook page and I will be delighted to chat with you and help you get started. It is my hope that this extension will make your life easier as a teacher and enhance the learning experience for all your students by being able to use breakout sessions in the virtual classroom. As I mentioned above, I am also a teacher and used this for my classes. I'm a big fan of small groups and want to give teachers the tools for breaking the class into small groups for discussion and classroom activities. It is more fun for the students, they are more likely to actively participate, and they learn more by interacting with their classmates putting into practice what they are taught.
Warranty and Guarantee:
There is no warranty and there is no guarantee for this extension. I have a
detailed warranty (none) and guarantee (none) description on my web page but the short version is this: By using this Extension, you understand and agree that the Extension is provided "as is" and "as available".
The developer Robert Hudek EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.