BigBlueButton

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Bare metal server for superior audio/video | Customized with your domain & branding| Real-time real-person tech support

Lite

$24
The BBB Lite plan enables you to deliver online classes to 25 students
Billed per month

Standard

$60
The BBB Standard plan enables you to deliver online classes to 100 students
Billed per month

Advanced

$72
The BBB Advanced plan enables you to deliver online classes to 150 students
Billed per month
You can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel your subscription anytime. No contracts, no hidden charges.
Migration took literally two lines and 30 seconds! Remarkably painless and brilliant service.
Chris Hermann

Test-prep & Tutoring, Great Britain

Fast tech support. Everything worked fine. I am going to continue hiring for my upcoming classes.
Jennifer Tatiana Mateus

Director, PragmaOnline, Colombia

BigBlueButton

Easiest Online Classes at Lowest Cost

BigBlueButton is like-Zoom at a much lower cost while being open-sourced and, thus, giving you full control over your data and branding.

We make BigBlueButton easy to use with our monthly subscription, giving you the highest security, complete data privacy, and real-time/real-person tech support.

Our Subscription Plan Comparison

Feature

Lite

Standard

Advanced

Total Students 25 100 150
Class Hours 100 hour / month Unlimited Unlimited
Public and Private Chat N N N
Whiteboard and Screen-share N N N
Poll and Notes N N N
Turn Server N N N
Greenlight Front-end N N N
MP4 Recording & Live-streaming M M N
Scalelite Load Balancer Shared Shared Shared / Exclusive instance (add-on)
Support options Email, Chat Email, Chat Email, Chat
Real-time Performance Dashboard M M N
Custom Domain & Branding M M N
Recording Storage (add-on) $10/100GB/month $10/100GB/month $10/100GB/month
Choose Server Location (add-on) M M Pricing as per location
Local Dial-in Number (add-on) M M Pricing as per location

Make Online Classes Engaging

Analytics

Get analytics including time of joining and leaving, chat transcript, emoji and polls

White-label

Build and promote your online classes with your brand, url, logo and theme 

Integrations

Integrate with Moodle, Zoomla, Canvas, Sakai, Wordpress or any other LMS

New Features

Download MP4, livestream on YouTube, Facebook or your RTMP server

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Monthly Subscription

Pay a small monthly fee to get your dedicated server; don't pay when no classes;

No Technical Hassels

No technical distractions to install, monitor, maintain, upgrade and secure servers

Premium Support

Count on real-fast, real-time and real-person tech support to conduct your online classes

Scale with Ease

Load balancers with multiple servers to teach 1000s of students simultaneously

Real-time Performance Dashboard

  • Analytics dashboards to monitor users in real-time
  • Turn server to help connect your users behind firewall
  • Optimized to ensure reliable audio and video
  • 8 Core CPU, 32 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD, dedicated server
  • RAID 1 for redundancy and LVM for large recording storage 
  • MP4 recordings and backup at AWS S3

Our Custom Apps to Extend BBB

MP4

bbb-mp4: You can convert your BigBlueButton classes into MP4 video and upload to S3.

Live Stream

bbb-streaming: Live stream your BigBlueButton classes on Youtube or Facebook.

Dial-in Number

bbb-twilio: Integrate Twilio into BigBlueButton so that users can join a meeting with a dial-in number

Optimize

bbb-optimize: Better audio, fix 1007/1020 errors, dynamic video profile, pagination and more optimizations

Our Guide answering 100+ questions on BBB

In this guide you will learn everything that is there to know about this popular video conferencing tool for online teaching including:

  1. Should I use BigBlueButton
  2. How to install BigBlueButton
  3. How to use BigBlueButton
  4. Troubleshooting
  5. Integrations
  6. BigBlueButton vs Zoom

Zoom vs BigBlueButton

Zoom BigBlueButton
Primary purpose Online meetings Online classes
Video & Audio Yes Yes
Chat Yes Yes
Screen share Yes Yes
Application share Yes No
Share computer sound Yes Yes (Virtual Audio Cable)
MP4 Recording Yes Yes
Whiteboard Yes Yes
Annotate Presentation Yes Yes
Break-out room Yes Yes
Co-host/Moderator Yes Yes
Polls Yes Yes
Virtual hand raise Yes Yes
Status Emojis Yes Yes
File transfer Yes No (share link on chat)
Shared notes No Yes
Dial-in with phone Yes Yes
Shares data with 3rd party Yes (Shares data with Facebook and other advertisers) No (You host on your own servers)
Custom Domain No Yes (You can host under your own domain)
Analytics Minimal Detailed (attendance, chat transcripts, poll answers, hands raised)
Integration with LMS Completely separate from LMS Integrates with many LMS including Moodle, Canvas, Joomla, Schoology, and WordPress
Desktop client or browser Desktop client with frequent updates and one-time audio plug-in Runs in browser. No need for any additional app.
Data privacy No Yes (You can host on your own server and control whether and which user data is tracked)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why to get BigBlueButton on a monthly subscription?

Installing BigBlueButton software is only the first step. Running multiple instances of BBB in a secure and reliable manner to deliver the best online classes is overwhelming and expensive. By paying a monthly a small monthly subscription, you get all the benefits of BigBlueButton at a fraction of costs of your own deployment.

What is your BigBlueButton server hardware specification?

We run BigBlueButton on a bare metal server to deliver the best performance. Our hardware specification is as follows: 3GHz processor, 8 CPU Core, 32 GB RAM, 2 x 2 TB (RAID 1) HDD and unlimited bandwidth.

What if I want to cancel my subscription?

You can make changes to your subscription whenever you need to. Our goal has always been to create a happy, thriving community. If you are not thrilled with the product or are not enjoying the experience, then we will cancel your subscription.

Can I upgrade to a different package after signing up?

Yes, you can upgrade at any time after signing up. Just reach-out to us and we will help you make necessary changes to the right package for you.

Is my data safe?

We are committed to keep your data safe and secure. We never share your data with any third party for advertising.

Does you comply with GDPR?

Yes. We can locate the server geographically as per your preference. You run Moodle or any other LMS on your server, where user data resides. Our BBB server is only used for running online classes with no user tracking and no session recording to ensure compliance.

Have more questions?

Use the chat button on the bottom right side of the page to chat with us. Or, click here to email us.

Disclaimer: BigBlueButton is the best open-source web conferencing software for online learning. HigherEdLab.com is not endorsed or certified by BigBlueButton Inc. BigBlueButton and the BigBlueButton Logo are trademarks of BigBlueButton Inc.

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We help you focus on delivering online virtual classes, while hiding all the complexities of running secure and reliable BigBlueButton servers at scale. At a lower cost. With real-time and real-person tech support.