BigBlueButtonBN

Activities ::: mod_bigbluebuttonbn
Maintained by Fred Dixon, Jesus Federico
Integrate BigBlueButton within Moodle - including record and playback of sessions.
Latest release:
15039 sites
4k downloads
351 fans
Current versions available: 8

BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for online learning.  The goal of the project is to enable instructors to effectively engage remote students anywhere in the world.  The project supports live online classes, virtual office hours, and group collaboration with remote students. 

BigBlueButton supports real-time sharing of slides (including whiteboard), audio, video, chat, emojis, breakout rooms, and screen.  It also record all content for later playback.

Like Moodle, BigBlueButton is open source.  The BigBlueButton project was started in 2008 by Blindside Networks.  In addition our work on BigBlueButton core, we created this BigBlueButtonBN Moodle plugin so you can fully leverage BigBlueButton's capabilities from within your Moodle site.

The BigBlueButtonBN plugin enables you to:

  • Create multiple activity links to online sessions within any course
  • Restrict students from joining a session until a teacher (moderator) joins the session
  • Launch BigBlueButton in a separate window
  • Create a custom welcome message that appears at the top of the chat window when joining the session
  • Specify join open/close dates for the session that appears in the Moodle's calendar
  • Record a session
  • Access and manage recordings

The best way to install is directly from moodle.org.  For a video walkthrough of installing the plugin, click the image below


You’ll notice in the video that BigBlueButtonBN module comes pre-configured with a test BigBlueButton server, aptly called test-install.blindsidenetworks.com.  This server is maintained by Blindside Networks maintains to help test your installation with BigBlueButton.  Blindside Networks also develops and maintains the BigBlueButtonBN plugin. 

For information on setting up your own BigBlueButton server, see http://bigbluebutton.org/.

BigBlueButton and the BigBlueButton logo are trademarks of BigBlueButton Inc.


If you think you have found a bug in this pluginplease open a ticket in the Bug Tracker and provide details of how to reproduce the issue. The more details you provide the easiest for us to find and solve the problem

If you need help for configuring or using this plugin, please join the Discussion. There are hundreds of users subscribed in the forums and many of them are willing to help. Besides your question may have been responded already. Using the search option can save you time.

Also when asking for help provide the more possible details. Please provide (a) your version of Moodle, (b) the version of the BigBlueButtonBN plugin, and (c) the error message you are receiving.  A screen capture is usually very helpful. 


While we certainly appreciate feedback on this plugin in the comments sections, if you found a bug or are looking for support, please use either the Bug Tracker or Forum


Sets

This plugin is part of sets BigBlueButton, MoodleCloud, Moodle Workplace.

Screenshots

Screenshot #0
Screenshot #1
Screenshot #2
Screenshot #3
Screenshot #4

Contributors

Fred Dixon (Lead maintainer)
Jesus Federico: Project Manager
Please login to view contributors details and/or to contact them

Comments RSS

Show comments
  • Wed, Apr 27, 2022, 4:57 PM
    after updating to 3.0-beta.1, recordings are not being shown (moodle 3.11.6+)
  • Fri, May 13, 2022, 5:07 AM
    No moodle 4.0 ele vem instalado mas não ativado. Como faço para ativar ?
  • Tue, May 17, 2022, 2:08 PM
    The integrated plugin in moodle 4 does not connect to the BBB server, but connects to the test one. Although on the version of the moodle 3.11.7 everything works as it should. What is the problem?
  • Tue, May 17, 2022, 2:12 PM
    To activate the BBB plugin on Moodle 4, follow the path: Administration - Plugins - Manage course elements. On the BBB plugin, open your eyes smile and agree with the policies.
  • Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 6:01 PM
    After upgrading to Version 3.0 (2021101008) on our 3.11 site, we have the following error: The session timing doesn't matter. Eg:
    The session has ended. Open: Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 8:00 AM Close: Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 12:59 PM - but the link is active (and working). I think it's not normal.
  • Tue, Aug 16, 2022, 12:01 AM
    That's right, in the new version, the Session timing is not working, the buttton "Join session" is always active, any idea about this?
  • Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 12:21 AM
    Isn't there yet a version compatible to moodle 4.0 ?
  • Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 1:05 AM
    In Moodle 4.0 BBB is integrated so there is no need for a plugin.
  • Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 1:08 AM
    "On February 8th, Fred Dixon, Product Manager of BigBlueButton, and Nick Wind-McJetters Sales Executive from MoodleUS, sat down together to discuss the Moodle's decision to integrate BigBlueButton into the Moodle 4.0 core"
  • Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 4:11 AM
    After updating to 3.0-beta.1, recordings are not shown. Does anyone have a solution?
  • Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 10:31 AM
    Hi guys, i recently upgraded the BBB plugin from 2.4.5 to the version 3.0 in my Moodle 3.11.8,
    but now seems i'm getting problems specifically with the Ad hoc task called "upgrade_recordings_task", the log says the meeting id is invalid, but that id exists on the bigbluebuttonbn_logs table, and there is a record with the value "Create" in the column "log", what i need to do and fix the problem to run without errors the task "upgrade_recordings_task",
    i'm sure if this task runs perfectly, the task called check_pending_recordings will be able to process the recordings awaiting.
    Right now my recordings awaiting have empty metadada in the field called "importeddata" from the table bigbluebuttonbn_recordings.
    Any ideas to solve this?
  • Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 10:34 AM
    Hadi Piri, you checked the result of the task called "check_pending_recordings"? is updating your records?
    what's the result of the task called "upgrade_recordings_task"?
  • Tue, Sep 20, 2022, 1:36 PM
    У меня выходит Установить плагин из ZIP-файла
    Идет проверка mod_bigbluebuttonbn ... Ошибка
    [Ошибка] Проверка доступа на запись [/var/www/html/mod]
    Установка отменена в связи с ошибкой проверки
    Отмена что дделать
  • Tue, Sep 20, 2022, 1:37 PM
    Есть запрос на установку на этом сайте плагина «BigBlueButtonBN» (mod_bigbluebuttonbn) версии 2017101021 из каталога плагинов Moodle. Однако, каталог /var/www/html/mod, предназначенный для плагинов этого типа, не доступен для записи. Вы должны дать доступ на запись в этот каталог пользователю, от имени которого запускается веб-сервер, и нажать кнопку «Продолжить», чтобы повторить проверку.

    что делать
  • Mon, Nov 7, 2022, 9:38 PM
    Hello. In moodle 3.9 and plugin BigBlueButton 2.4.7 not see option "Protected recordings state can be edited "
Please login to post comments