We are pleased to announce updates to the BigBlueButtonBN and RecordingsBN activity modules to support Moodle 2.3.
The updated modules are now available for download from
The version is 1.0.8-Beta (Build 2012070900). While we've tested this update with Moodle 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3, we're calling this update '1.0.8-Beta' as we ask the members of the Moodle community to try it and let us know if you find any problems. If there are no issues reported, we will change it to 1.0.8-STABLE.
In addition to adding support for Moodle 2.3, we fixed a bug in the backup/restore function commonly used for cloning courses to ensure include the BigBlueButtonBN activities are unique between courses.
Language translation via AMOS
Please note that 1.0.8-Beta current release contains only English translation. This reflects a change in the packaging strategy: once we release the STABLE version of 1.0.8, no more changes are expected on the localization strings, and we are going to adopt Moodle's AMOS for doing all languge translations.
Tracking the development through tracker.moodle.org
For more technical users, we now have a presence on tracker.moodle.or where you can file bug reports, requests for new features, and track our development efforts.
New repositories on GitHub
For those who have implemented an automated solution for updates based on GitHub, or would like to contribute updates to the code via pull requests, we have created two separate repositories for BigBlueButtonBN and RecordinsBN, where you can find either the latest code in development or the code for each release labeled with the version.
Also the integration for Moodle 1.9 is going to be supported using its own repository.
Jesus Federico did much of the development for this release and I worked on the testing with different versions of Moodle.
As also we both work directly on the BigBlueButton project, it's important to us that there is a high-quality integration of BigBlueButton with Moodle. We want to encourage everyone to try out these updates and give us your feedback.
Fred Dixon & Jesus Federico