Activities: BigBlueButtonBN

mod_bigbluebuttonbn
Maintained by Picture of Fred DixonFred Dixon, Picture of Jesus FedericoJesus 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.  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 plugin, please 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 use the Forums. 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. 


Sets

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

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Contributors

Picture of Fred Dixon
Fred Dixon (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Jesus Federico
Jesus Federico: Project Manager
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  • Picture of 启龙 曹
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 3:57 PM
    hi Fred Dixon,
    Excuse me, the meeting after the completion of the recording, how can I get to download the contents of this meeting, is there a way through the link to download?I am currently on this thing is not very understanding, please guidance.thank you
  • Picture of 启龙 曹
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 4:01 PM
    hi,
    And how to improve the recording of clarity, thank you very much!!
  • Picture of Leandro Anthonioz Blanc
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 9:36 PM
    Hi, thank you very much for this great plugin! I have a question please: it's possible (using this plugin) share the same BigBlueButton installation from different Moodle installations? I mean, suppose that I have installed 3 Moodle installations on 3 different servers (completely different and isolated installations for different Educational institutions). Can I point the 3 installations to the *same* BigBlueButton server using this plugin? There are any restrictions or issues on this kind of setup? For example, what about the recordings (RecordingsBN)? They will be listed separately on each Moodle installation? (I don't want "share" the recordings between the different Moodle installations. Thank you very much!
  • Picture of Jesus Federico
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 10:35 PM
    Less than 1 month ago I posted here something (just scroll up a bit). We certainly appreciate the feedback (and I personally believe the comments is the best way for having it) but if you need to interact with the developers there are better channels to do so.

    启龙 曹 too many posts, Leandro Anthonioz Blanc too many questions smile

    I think has to be re-published.

    Remember:

    Bugs should be reported through the tracking system. It is the best way for developers to work on them https://tracker.moodle.org/.
    Any other inquiry should be posted in the forums (Webconferencing plugins section) https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7797.https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_bigbluebuttonbn#

    Please, help us to help you!
  • Picture of Ankit Gupta
    Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 1:41 PM
    hi,
    i have setup moodle on server
    and for install "BigBlueButtonBN" plugin i have download the plugin and install in my application
    but the installation time i got error

    Validating mod_bigbluebuttonbn ... Error
    [Error] Write access check [/var/www/html/eshvl/mod]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure

    how can install this plugin ?
    please help
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 10:05 PM
    Are you able to install any plugin from moodle.org?
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 10:35 PM
    Hi Ankit -- it's really hard to provide support in these comments as there is no threading. Can we get you to post your issue to our mailing bigbluebutton-support. See https://bigbluebutton.org/support/community/.
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 10:38 PM
    Hi Ankit,

    There are better options for help in the description message.

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

    If you need help for configuring or using this plugin please use the Forums. 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. The more details you provide the easiest for anyone to help you.
  • Picture of Mamdouh Jalal
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017, 8:31 PM
    I updated BBB and Moodle to the last versions and now every time I click "Join" it take me to this link "https://test-install.blindsidenetworks.com/" not joining the session
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Thu, Aug 3, 2017, 12:19 AM
    Hi Mamdouh,

    It's hard to provide support in these (non-threaded forums). As posted earlier,

    Bugs should be reported through the tracking system. It is the best way for developers to work on them https://tracker.moodle.org/.
    Any other inquiry should be posted in the forums (Webconferencing plugins section) https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=7797.https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_bigbluebuttonbn#
  • Picture of leonardo losé
    Thu, Aug 24, 2017, 1:30 AM
    Hello ... I am using the BBB directly in moodle, being installed in a server centos in digital ocean, but I am not able to change the url for my ip with the secret key.

    Just append the following message: command not found
  • Picture of Andre Lima
    Sat, Sep 9, 2017, 7:07 PM
    My recordings disappeared from my moodle courses. Someone he can help me?
  • Picture of Mehdi Orangpour
    Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 4:10 PM
    hi
    I have installed this plugin on moodle 3.1 and it works fine but I want to customize it ( the persian translation )
    the "and" in the expression "There are 3 moderators and 0 viewers." is not included in language customization
    how can I change it?
  • Picture of Toan Tran
    Wed, Dec 13, 2017, 1:49 PM
    Hi,
    I have 2 questions which are important for me at the present (urgent):

    1. How can I record video/audio on IOS device (iphones). Is there not any way to do that?

    2. When I reinstall bigbluebutton server after backup all recording folder to backup location, then I restore all of recording to the default location of recording (/var/bigbluebutton) and run bbb-record --rebuildall. How can I display all recordings again on moodle via RecordingBN plugin. I check the mdl_bigbluebuttons table in mysql, there is not any row that related to old recording before reinstalling.

    I'm using the latest of BigBlueButton server and plugins.

    Thanks for support,
    Noat

    Thanks,
  • Picture of Enkhbayar Ebah
    Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 3:51 PM
    Hi,
    I have a big question about the big blue button. Couple weeks ago my organization upload the big blue button on the moodle system but some people said that , that is risky and we can not use it while even the teachers used already and gave the good feedback about the big blue button. So, is there any requirements such as payment method or something else in order to use big blue button.

    Thanks for support,
    EBAH
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