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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  • Mon, May 11, 2020, 2:48 PM
    Good morning, I am using BBB 2.3.3 on Moodle 3.6.6 - Within the admin settings for the BBB plugin, the option for 'Send notifications is enabled' it ticked, however when I am in a BBB activity within a course, the notifications options isn't ticked, and even if I tick it and save, if I come back into the editing settings it has unticked itself. And users are not getting the desired notifications. Am I doing something wrong or missing something, or is this a bug?
  • Thu, May 14, 2020, 8:54 PM
    Stesso problema "bigbluebuttonbn/You have exceeded the max number of concurrent meetings."
    Qualche soluzione?
    Same problem "bigbluebuttonbn/You have exceeded the max number of concurrent meetings."
    Any solution?
  • Sat, May 23, 2020, 7:19 AM
    Hi there! I'd like to know how many sessions can be created at the same time?
  • Tue, May 26, 2020, 7:40 PM
    How can we check the working hour of a student? Like how many hours a student worked?
  • Thu, May 28, 2020, 9:29 PM
    Hi, thank you for this good resource for teaching. Tried to get help from the BBB google forum but my request to join group was denied. I hope to get assistance here.
    As our viewer numbers increase from 5 upwards, we run into problems with video sharing. The video camera error reads "Error 1020: media could not reach the server"
    BBB is installed in a VM on Google cloud server. I followed the instructions provided. Just to add that a STUN server is added to the Kurento configuration.
    Thanks in advance
  • Sat, May 30, 2020, 10:08 AM
    You need to answer the challenge question when joining the forums; otherwise, we can't tell your request apart from a SPAM bot and need to deny it.
  • Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 9:05 PM
    Hi! I think there is a typo in: view_groups_nogroups_warning | bigbluebuttonbn. At the end of the text string, maybe, instead of "have goups defined" it should be "have groups defined". Thank you smile
  • Tue, Jun 16, 2020, 3:09 AM
    Hi, I have integrated BBB in moodle. It worked well in first 2 sessions and recordings were automatically uploaded but for the last session, the recording has not been uploaded. How can I find where did the recording go? Why wasn't it posted automatically?
  • Tue, Jun 23, 2020, 5:01 PM
    hi, after i upgrate moodle to frrom 3.2.3 to 3.9 i have this mesage, Unable to connect. Please check the url of the BigBlueButton server AND check to see if the BigBlueButton server is running., is there any suggestion for the solution
  • Tue, Jun 23, 2020, 5:01 PM
    hi, after i upgrate moodle to frrom 3.2.3 to 3.9 i have this mesage, Unable to connect. Please check the url of the BigBlueButton server AND check to see if the BigBlueButton server is running., is there any suggestion for the solution
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  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Is there a way that the recorded videos go to Google Drive instead of my Moodle data repository?
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020, 10:17 PM
    Hi, I have some questions: Is it free? Is it secure? Does it let Moodle slow? Thanks a lot!
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 5:32 AM

    After upgrading to BBB "2.2.21" all recordings within a course are gone!

    But I can see them on the BBB server.

  • Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 2:21 AM
    please i need to know what are the limitations to use this free service
    if i use it with my school in separate sessions every one not more than 20 user will it work fine with me as using free service ?
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