Activities ::: mod_bigbluebuttonbn
Maintained by Fred Dixon, Jesus Federico
Integrate BigBlueButton within Moodle - including record and playback of sessions.
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Current versions available: 7

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, but if you found a bug or are looking for support, please use either the Bug Tracker or Forums


This plugin is part of sets Big Blue Button, MoodleCloud, Moodle Workplace.


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Fred Dixon (Lead maintainer)
Jesus Federico: Project Manager
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  • Frank Bär
    Thu, Feb 4, 2021, 3:42 AM
    Good evening!
    First of all, many thanks to all the developers of this great module! These days, this tool saves our daily lessons at a distance. Thank you! And then I have one more question. As of today, we have two different BBB servers, each with a different address. Can I also install the module twice to map the two servers? Thank you!
  • Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 7:52 PM
    It would be a great feature to deploy a second BBB Plugin that provides Face2Face Videocalls for my contacts or course members, like in the Blockplugin The great disadvantage there ist, that i can't control the video server.
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021, 5:46 PM
    Hello! First of all, congratulations on the plugin. I understand and have been able to verify that when sharing screen the audio is not activated. That is, if I share a screen and put a video from my PC, the students do not hear it. Is there a way to activate audio when screen sharing?
    Regards, and thank you very much.
  • Wed, Mar 24, 2021, 6:13 PM
    Hello again everyone.

    I have BBB on my own server and I need to get reports of the participants connected to the meeting and how long they are connected.

    Is there any way to get them?

    Is there a moodle plugin that allows it? Or some other option?

    Thank you very much in advance and I hope you can help me.
  • Thu, Apr 8, 2021, 5:27 PM
    BBB est un plugin très très appréciable.
    Cependant, le paramétrage du plugin concerne essentiellement l'enregistrement ce qui n'est pas vraiment utile pour un usage courant.
    En revanche, il serait intéressant de pouvoir bloquer ou débloquer les discussions publiques, privées et les notes.
    Y a t-il un moyen ou une astuce pour réaliser ceci ?
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 12:25 AM

    Y a t-il un moyen de désactiver la salle d'attente ?

  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021, 2:26 PM
    Google Translation
    Congratulations on the plugin.
    I installed version 2.4 RC. The waiting room is automatically activated.
    How to deactivate it ?
  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021, 5:56 PM
    Google Translation
    In version 2.4 RC, the parameter "
    Lock Room Layout "has no effect.
    The waiting room is always activated.
  • Wed, May 12, 2021, 7:20 PM
    Hi everybody,
    we have a moodle-Server and an external BBB Server to use inside of moodle with this plugin.

    We have noticed that we cannot upload a presentation to the BBB room in the moodle plugin in advance, but only after the room has been started. A search to find out what the reason for this could be was unsuccessful.

    Can you help me, and tell me, if it is a problem wiht the plugin or the BBB-Server?

    Notice: the server and the plugin are updated!

    Regards, Birgit from Germany

  • Wed, May 19, 2021, 9:47 PM
    Hello, I just made a few changes to the 2.3.6 version allowing multiple bbb servers (choice per instance) and I would like to share my code to you to include it in a possible new version if possible. Please contact me and I'll provide you with the code additions
  • Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 4:48 PM
    Hi everybody,
    does anybody know if there is a documentation of the fields in the table "bigbluebuttonbn" of the moodle-database? We would need this information for monitoring the plugin.
    Thanks, Klaus
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Sun, Sep 26, 2021, 8:43 AM

    In February/21 some recordings were created. However, recently when accessing the course I found that one of them was not available.

    In the "Playback" column the "Presention" link no longer appears.

    By accessing the source code of the page you can find the "meeting id" (175293b3814b3744c804e478748c303cad942276-1614115795715)

    What might have happened so this recording is no longer available for viewing?

    Moodle 3.10.6+
    BigBlueButtonBN v.2.4.4
    Postgres v12
    PHP v7.4
    BigBlueButton Server v2.2.36

  • Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 2:37 AM
    hi every body
    i install bbb on google instance but when i want to integrate my server detail in Moodle it doesn't work correctly
    any help here
  • Thu, Oct 21, 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, Nov 10, 2021, 2:13 AM
    I am looking forward for online attendance for BBB session, Thank you
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