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

Simpler Menu Labels

You can customize menu labels in BigBlueButton so that it’s more relevant for your users. Learn this tip in 2 minutes.

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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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Take a free trial of BigBlueButton to discover how it is better and cheaper than Zoom for conducting online classes.