Activities ::: mod_bigbluebuttonbn
Maintained by Fred Dixon, Jesus Federico
Integrate BigBlueButton within Moodle - including record and playback of sessions.
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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  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  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

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


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


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Fred Dixon (Lead maintainer)
Jesus Federico: Project Manager
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  • Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 1:09 AM
    The email notifications is no working.

    I install the last version: 2.4.4 (2019101011)

    But when I create the activity or update, no sent the email to participants.

    Can someone help me?

  • Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 2:13 AM
    I am looking forward for online attendance for BBB session, Thank you
  • Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 11:35 PM
    Hi, I'm using BBB plugin v2.4.4 2019101011 in my moodle v 3.10 and I started to use the recording for the videoconferences. I want to know if I have the posibility to export the videos of my list of recordings? If it's so, how can I do it? Sorry for my english, I'm not a native speaker and I hope you'll understand the meaning of my question.

    Thank you very much.
  • Wed, 9 Feb 2022, 3:57 PM
    I have a problem with a recording that has been removed from one of my classes. I recorded a video and automatically posted it in my class. After a few days, the recording disappeared.
    How to retrieve it?
  • Wed, 23 Feb 2022, 4:48 AM
    Hi. Will this feature be available in Moodle 4.0?
  • Tue, 8 Mar 2022, 12:21 AM
    I'd like to report a problem with the labels of "Schedule for session", they are correct in the original language (Join open - Join closed), but switched in italian (Chiusura accesso - Apertura accesso). It is very misleading for the teachers. To whom I've to report such problem?
    Thanks for your time.
  • Tue, 8 Mar 2022, 1:48 AM
    While it is not a fix to the plugin, you can change the vergabe to be correct by modifying the language pack

    Dashboard - Site administration - Language - Language customisation
    then in the filter section scroll down to mod/bigbluebutton.php
    Search for hte string you want to change and make the adjustment.
  • Tue, 8 Mar 2022, 4:50 AM
    Thank you very much Aaron H!
  • Sat, 2 Apr 2022, 2:40 AM
    Hello everyone, I have a question, is this software free? or is it like zoom that you have to pay a license for events with greater capacity?
  • Thu, 7 Apr 2022, 4:14 PM
    When will version for moodle 4.0 be available?
  • Wed, 27 Apr 2022, 4:57 PM
    after updating to 3.0-beta.1, recordings are not being shown (moodle 3.11.6+)
  • Fri, 13 May 2022, 5:07 AM
    No moodle 4.0 ele vem instalado mas não ativado. Como faço para ativar ?
  • Tue, 17 May 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, 17 May 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.
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