Easiest Online Classes at Lowest Cost
BigBlueButton is purpose-built for your online teaching needs: high-quality audio & video, interactive whiteboard, raise hand, break-out rooms, chat, poll, attendance, data privacy, and custom domain.
Our Subscription Plan Comparison
|Class Hours||100 hour / month||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Public and Private Chat|
|Whiteboard and Screen-share|
|Poll and Notes|
|MP4 Recording & Live-streaming|
|Scalelite Load Balancer||Shared||Shared||Shared / Exclusive instance (add-on)|
|Support options||Email, Chat||Email, Chat||Email, Chat|
|Real-time Performance Dashboard|
|Custom Domain & Branding|
|Recording Storage (add-on)||$10/100GB/month||$10/100GB/month||$10/100GB/month|
|Choose Server Location (add-on)||Pricing as per location|
|Local Dial-in Number (add-on)||Pricing as per location|
Zoom vs BigBlueButton
|Primary purpose||Online meetings||Online classes|
|Video & Audio||Yes||Yes|
|Share computer sound||Yes||Yes (Virtual Audio Cable)|
|Virtual hand raise||Yes||Yes|
|File transfer||Yes||No (share link on chat)|
|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 small monthly subscription, you get all the benefits of BigBlueButton at a fraction of costs of your own deployment.
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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.
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