102 Questions on BigBlueButton: The Definitive Guide (2021)

This is a complete guide to BigBlueButton.
BigBlueButton is the best open-source video conferencing software for online learning. It implements the core web conferencing features you would expect in a commercial system.
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

Six more Reasons to love BigBlueButton!

Today we ran a trial of BigBlueButton 2.4 [alpha 2] and we would love to share our first impression! While you can read the release note, the following are the top six features that we believe will help you conduct better online classes on BigBlueButton: 1) Real-time...

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Simpler Menu Labels

Recently one of our customers requested us to make the following changes in the top-right menu on BigBlueButton client: Change "Leave Meeting to "Leave Class" Change "End Meeting" to "End Class" This change would make things simpler for teachers. Here is how you can...

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BBB on AWS? Be aware of costs…

We want to share our recent experience of hosting BigBlueButton on AWS. Well, we were interested in AWS for two reasons:  Proximity to users and, hence, lower network latency, and Auto-scaling so that we can turn off the instances when not in use Our client, a school...

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BigBlueButton: How to host more concurrent users?

Are you interested in increasing number of concurrent users that you BigBlueButton server can host?  Here is a simple fix to improve perofrmance of NodeJS by up to 40%, resulting in increase in the nuber of concurrent users that your server can host. #1...

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BigBlueButton: How to secure recordings

With default BBB installation, anyone can share playback recordings of your classes on Facebook or WhatsApp for everyone else to watch. To secure your recordings, you can make it accessible only from a certain domain. For example, allow recordings to be accessed from...

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BigBlueButton: Fix 1007 and 1020 Errors

The most frequent user complains about BigBlueButton are WebRTC issues: 1007 and 1020. I am going to tell you how to fix this complain for good. No more 1007 or 1020! Running the BigBlueButton client requires a wide range of UDP ports to be available for WebRTC...

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BigBlueButton vs Zoom

Class analytics, engagement tools, data privacy and 60% lower cost – keys areas where BigBlueButton outperforms Zoom. Start your free 7-day trial today.

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