You might have noticed that your students see the following message while waiting on the guest page for the online session to start:

BigBlueButton – Guest Lobby

Do you want to change the text to something more interesting? Or, show your branding?

Read on.

Edit /usr/share/meteor/bundle/programs/web.browser/app/locales/.json

  • Look for app.guest.windowTitle and add your preferred text to change Guest lobby title.
  • Look for app.guest.guestWait and add your preferred text to change the Guest lobby waiting message. 
  • Do the same for : /usr/share/meteor/bundle/programs/web.browser.legacy/app/locales/<language-code>.json
  • Finally restart the bbb: bbb-conf –restart

That’s all!

Now you would have a customized Guest page for your students to view, while waiting for the class to start.