Zoom now allows self-select breakout rooms when using Zoom on desktop and mobile apps. Hosts have the option to allow participants to select what breakout room they enter and to move between breakout rooms.  

This new feature was added in a recent Zoom update. Please note: Both hosts and participants need to update their Zoom clients to at least version 5.3.0. Find the latest Zoom clients. If participants do not update their Zoom clients, the host will have to move them into breakout rooms manually. 

You can contact the ITS Help Desk or your ETS staff to get help updating your Zoom client. You can also set up an appointment with the Academic Technologies team to discuss ways to use Zoom features in your classes.