How Can BigBlueButton Greenlight Enhance Your Web Conferencing Experience?

Explore the potential of BigBlueButton Greenlight, a user-friendly, open-source web application that revolutionizes your web conferencing platform. Learn about its features, installation, and why it's trusted by organizations worldwide.
30 Jun, 2023

If you’re in the market for a comprehensive and user-friendly web conferencing platform, you need to get acquainted with Greenlight for BigBlueButton. It’s an open-source, LGPL-3.0 licensed web application that supercharges your BigBlueButton server. This blog post will dive into the nitty-gritty of what Greenlight has to offer and why it’s a game-changer in the world of online conferencing.

Greenlight: An Overview

The latest version of Greenlight, Greenlight v3, is a lean, mean, web conferencing machine. It’s constructed with the latest versions of Ruby on Rails and React. This powerhouse combo is adopted by millions of projects and trusted by major corporations worldwide. The application is equipped with local authentication by default, meaning it manages authentication internally and doesn’t need any external servers or services.

If your organization needs additional authentication options, don’t worry, Greenlight has you covered. Greenlight v3 can connect to external authentication servers through OpenID Connect.

Now, let’s take a look at the features that make Greenlight a stellar choice for your BigBlueButton server:

  • User-friendly Signup/Login: With Greenlight, users can sign up and log in with their Twitter or Google accounts, or directly through the application.
  • Manage Account Settings and User Preferences: Users can easily manage their account settings and adjust user preferences as needed.
  • Create and Manage Personal Rooms: Greenlight lets users create and manage their personal BigBlueButton sessions.
  • Automatic Join for Waiting Users: Users can wait for a room to start and then automatically join when it does.
  • Easy Invitations: Users can invite others to their room using a simple URL.
  • View and Share Recordings: With Greenlight, users can view recordings and share them with others.

Installing Greenlight

Installation of Greenlight is a breeze, with two simple methods:

  1. Installing alongside a BigBlueButton Server.
  2. Installing on a Standalone Server.

After installation, you will need to create an Administrator account to access the administrator panel. The good news is that Greenlight has made the installation process painless with an install script that offers a multitude of options to suit various needs.

Configuring Greenlight

Configuration is where Greenlight really shines. The application provides optional .env configurations for:

  • Default Language Setup: Customize the default language for all newly created users.
  • Email Setup via SMTP: Configure your remote mailing server for Greenlight.
  • OpenID Connect Setup: Set up additional authentication options with OpenID Connect.
  • hCaptcha Setup: Add a layer of security with hCaptcha setup.
  • Relative URL Root Path Setup: Choose to deploy Greenlight on a path other than the default ‘/’.

Wrapping Up

Greenlight for BigBlueButton is a powerful, user-friendly web conferencing application that can take your online conferencing to the next level. Its robust feature set, combined with its easy installation and customization options, make it a standout choice for organizations of all sizes.

Experience Greenlight with HigherEdLab takes the Greenlight experience to a whole new level. Our BigBlueButton hosting service provides crystal-clear HD video learning, interactive tools like chat, poll, and presentations, and ChatGPT-powered quizzes and transcription. We also offer advanced user management, integration, and analytics.

And that’s not all! We understand the importance of branding, which is why we offer custom domain, logo, and colors to match your organization’s identity.

With HigherEdLab, you can start online classes on BigBlueButton with ease and enjoy theseamless integration with Greenlight. We make it easy to set up and manage your online learning environment, allowing you to focus on delivering high-quality education and training. With our powerful hosting platform, you get to harness the full potential of BigBlueButton and Greenlight, providing an engaging and interactive learning experience for your users.

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We believe in the power of education and the transformative potential of online learning. Partner with HigherEdLab and bring your virtual classrooms to life with BigBlueButton and Greenlight.

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