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, 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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  • Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 8:56 PM
    Hi, I have integrated a server BBB in moodle. It is not workng well the sessions are recording in server, but they are not showing in our Moodle. How could I for watching this recordings?
  • Thu, Sep 3, 2020, 10:39 AM

    I'm using bigbluebutton plugin in my Moodle Cloud. I give my course lectures via bigbluebutton with recording enabled. I'm using Moodle version 3.9.1.

    I have two problems.

    1. The students complained of being stuck at loading when they try to assess lecture recording via iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) whether they use Safari or Chrome or Firefox browser. When I searched in this group, I found the solution with server setting using .webm and .mp4. But I don't know how to make changes from Moodle app. Please help me.

    2. When recording playback videos are downloaded in my Windows laptop, the video includes no screen writings at all though it includes sounds.

    How can I solve these 2 problems please? Thank you very much.
  • Mon, Sep 14, 2020, 8:53 PM
    I want to paginate classroom records table because it very load our website and not find any query in all functions such as bigbluebuttonbn_get_recording_table, bigbluebuttonbn_view_render_recordings
  • Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 3:53 PM
    what is the maximum limit of a student in the session ?
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 12:32 AM

    After the last BBB update (v2.26) I think the plugin is broken.

    "Authentication failed due to missing credentials. 401"

    I can access my BBB server vi "Api Mate", but not via Moodle.

    Before "BBB v2.26" I was using "BBB v2.23" and it was just fine.

  • Mon, Oct 5, 2020, 10:24 AM
    Thanks a lot for this great and useful plugin !
    I'm looking where I can push one idea to improve it . The daily missing feature I have is : linking the Moodle Course's Groups with the Breaking Out Rooms groups. Able to link them automatically would be awesome !
    Best regards,
  • Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 3:39 AM
    Not even sure if it is possible or not, but is there a way to have bbb open inside moodle (not open a 2nd tab/window)?
  • Al
    Sun, Oct 25, 2020, 6:08 PM
    Hi. What is the newest version of Ubuntu that is currently supported? and What are future plans? Cheers.
  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020, 2:26 AM
    Hi, I found one bug.
    I defined a role, gave this role all BBB rights (mod/bigbluebuttonbn:recording, mod/bigbluebuttonbn:recording, mod/bigbluebuttonbn:meeting, mod/bigbluebuttonbn:join, mod/bigbluebuttonbn:view, mod/bigbluebuttonbn:addinstance) and assigned it at the course category level.
    This role also has rights moodle/site:accessallgroups.
    Members of this role do not see recordings created in a video conference when group mode in the settings of the videoconference was enabled.
    And vice versa, they see the recordings that were created in the video conference when the group mode in the settings is turned off.
    I tried this with versions 2.3.4 and 2.4-beta. All the same.
    Please fix this bug so that users who have rights set at the course category level, which give them rights to view records, can see the recordings made in group mode settings of video conference.
  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020, 9:43 PM
    Good morning guys.
    I would like to know what version could work for me to the version of Moodle 3.10? or how long should I wait for you guys to release the new version for Moodle 3.10?

    Thank you.
  • Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 8:03 PM
    I upgraded to Moodle 3.10 this weekend and the BBB plugin version (2.3.4 / 2019042009) is working for this version
  • Fri, Dec 11, 2020, 2:41 AM
    Hi good afternoon,

    I have installed BBB plugin in moodle 3.9 and work ok...
    I cannot see the list of users who have entered a session
    I see nothing in page /mod/bigbluebuttonbn/index.php?id=2
    How can I see the users who attend a BBB session?
    Thank you!!
  • Wed, Dec 16, 2020, 4:39 PM
    I found that plugin version 2.4-beta does not work correct with feature bigbluebuttonbn_disablenote_default.
    I disabled shared nonet by defaulf and in the conference settings but... shared notes still shown.
    Fix this bug please
  • Wed, Dec 23, 2020, 7:34 PM
    Hello to everybody.
    I use the BBB moodle plugin since almost two years and it works very well. Thank you very much to mantainers.
    In my school we produce several recordings every day and we see them in every room correctly.
    Around one months ago we changed some configurations in the bbb server in order to make quicker the conversion process (we reduced the video quality and we activated more threads) and it seems to improved very much the server capability. The strange things is that the server today are processing very recent meetings but on the moodle side I didn't see the new recordings. The recordings are published slowly.
    Do you know if there is a way to "push" the pubblication from bbb to moodle or to pull the links from the moodle side?
    Thank you very much for you support.
  • 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!
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