Virtual Open Space Meeting - need 'breakout rooms'

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I'd like to hold a virtual open space meeting. To do this I need 'breakout rooms'. Is there any way to do this in BlueJeans?

Generally in these types of meetings you start in one large meeting together - breakout into smaller groups to discuss proposed topics - and then come back together in one large meeting. Attendees can 'shop around' and move from one breakout discussion to another.

Any way to do this?
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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi Julie - we are working on this answer. It looks like someone on our Product team has the answers and I'm trying to track it down! Sorry for the delay, stay tuned!
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Julie Urban

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Cool - I will definitely stay tuned!
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Hi Julie,

Thanks for your comment/question! I am on the product team here at BlueJeans, working on exciting new products:) We are in fact working on a new product that will eventually support features like breakout rooms, polling, and a few other things. I can't provide too much detail on timeline, but I am targeting 2015 for supporting these features.....

I have seen some customers simply set up a number of BlueJeans meetings in advance that will service as 'breakout rooms' and during the larger meeting, folks simply click over to those meetings and then come back to main event. I know that's a somewhat cumbersome workaround, but it has worked for some customers.

I hope that is helpful!

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Thanks for the reply. I figured that's what I would need to do and I will give it a try. Having it built right in will be great when you get to that point. Thanks! Julie
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Ashley Garyn

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Are there any updates on this?
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Garth McKinney

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Hi... Are there any updated to the addition of breakout rooms?  This is very important to us.
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i agree with Garth, we need this as soon as possible or our organization will move to another product.
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Scott Schramm

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Last week I had a meeting with our CSM and asked about this and I was told the idea was turned down at this time as there are "other" projects they are working on that had more requests or something. :(
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Bruce Retterath

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How do you recommend using the current options to workaround this problem of not have this feature available? 
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Jeffry Gordon

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The suggestion of setting up multiple rooms at the same time is an interesting one (and technically possible) but it is contract violation as I see it. Is Bluejeans now saying that we are allowed to do this? I don't want to be in violation of the contract so I want permission to do that before I tell people they can.
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R. Hague

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Yikes, faculty are asking for breakout rooms.