BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for distance education. Record and playback has been the #1 requested feature for quite some time.
I'm one of the committers to the BigBlueButton project. On September 12, we released BigBlueButton 0.8-beta, which now records events (join, leave, who's talking, chat) and media (audio and presentations) in a session for later playback. See our release announcement.
Here's a short example of a sample playback. This example shows playback of the slides, audio, and chat messages from a recorded session.
I also work at Blindside Networks, the company that started the BigBlueButton project in 2007. To support the new record and playback features from within Moodle, we have updated our BigBlueButton activity module to work with Moodle 2.0 and Moodle 2.1.
This updated activity module now let's you:
- Create custom welcome messages that appear in the chat window when users join BigBlueButton
- Specify join open/close dates for the on-line classes that appear in the Moodle calendar
- Launch BigBlueButton in its own window
- Record and playback your lectures (requires BigBlueButton 0.8-beta)
- Manage recorded lectures (publish/unpublish and delete)
The following YouTube video demonstrates installation of the module and its features:
Here's the download link for installation:
Note: This module will not upgrade the current activity module from Blindside Networks; rather, it will install in new directors as bigbluebuttonbn and recordingsbn.
The source code is available at gitHub
This module works out-of-the-box with test-install.blindsidenetworks.com, a BigBlueButton server we maintain for the community to help test integrations with BigBlueButton.
To setup your own BigBlueButton server, see http://bigbluebutton.org/.
We are very interested to hear of any problems you encounter with this updated module (please post a follow-up message to this thread).
In partciular, we've resolved the issues with running under Moodle 2.1. We've also resolved the installation conflicts with the other BigBlueButton Moodle activity module developed by DualCode. We encourage you to try DualCode's module as well.