BigBlueButtonBN

Activities ::: mod_bigbluebuttonbn
Maintained by Fred Dixon, Jesus Federico
Integrate BigBlueButton within Moodle - including record and playback of sessions.
Latest release:
20140 sites
3k downloads
327 fans
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 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 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


Sets

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

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Contributors

Fred Dixon (Lead maintainer)
Jesus Federico: Project Manager
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  • Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 7:35 AM
    Hi, I have a problem and at the moment of sharing the screen, the sound of my desktop is not shared, I do not know if this is possible with BBB and is implemented the sharing of desktop sound as Skype for example.
    thanks
  • Wed, Oct 23, 2019, 2:46 AM
    BigBlueButton's screen sharing uses the browsers's ability to capture the screen via WeRTC; however, the browser's does not capture the audio, just the screen.
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2019, 10:57 PM
    Hi, I am wanting to use BBB to allow tutors to carry out 1:1 tutorials with their learners. I don't want to go down the road of creating a group for each learner - but want the ability for the tutor to be able to select the participant they want. The 'Participants' option in the settings looks like it should do this, but doesn't seem to be restricting the view to the chosen leanrers - as in non selected learners are still able to join the session.

    Is what I want possible, and if so how?

    Thanks in advance.
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2019, 11:00 PM
    Hi Dave, can we get you to post this question to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bigbluebutton-users (see https://bigbluebutton.org/support) and we'll help you there. It's really hard to have a discussion in the comment thread for this plugin. Thanks!
  • Wed, Nov 13, 2019, 11:46 PM
    Fred - I tried to post the question into the Google forum as requested, but my request to join the group has been denied (I used my a6training account to request access).
  • Thu, Nov 14, 2019, 12:00 AM
    You need to answer the challenge question when you register; otherwise, you'll be rejected for being a bot. smile
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 5:41 PM
    Hello Team ,
    If I am creating of BBB session on totara 12.10 and enrolled all the user so I am getting a "ERROR WRITING IN DATABASE"
    Please any one can guide me in the right direct to solve this error.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 5:42 PM
    Hello Team ,
    If I am creating of BBB session on totara 12.10 and enrolled all the user so I am getting a "ERROR WRITING IN DATABASE"
    Please any one can guide me in the right direct to solve this error.
  • Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 7:50 PM
    Hi,

    I've open an issue to https://github.com/blindsidenetworks/moodle-mod_bigbluebuttonbn/issues/176.

    Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 1:07 AM
    Buenas Tardes, que limitaciones tiene la versión de pruebas, para saber si es imperioso montar un servicio. Muchas gracias. Saludos.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020, 10:06 AM
    Hi team, can you please check the "504 Gateway Time-out" error when running getMeetings API?
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020, 7:06 PM
    Dear Fred Dixon
    my moodle version is Moodle 3.0.3+ (Build: 20160506)
    and when I try to install the plugin it appeared error message
    Validating mod_bigbluebuttonbn ... Error
    [Error] Required Moodle version [2015111610]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure
    also when I try to install the plugin throw moodle directory it also appeared error message

    There is a request to install plugin BigBlueButtonBN (mod_bigbluebuttonbn) version 2017101020 from the Moodle Plugins directory on this site. However, the plugin installation pre-check failed (reason code: remoteunavailable).
    So please advice me to solve this issue, Thanks in advance.
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 2:20 AM
    Hi,
    I'm using moodle 3.8.3 together with latest version of BBB. I have a private instance of BBB, is it possible to use it through the plug in? I could not figure out how to do.
    Thank you
  • Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 4:02 PM
    Sharing the screen with BigBlueButton uses the ability of the browsers to capture the image using WeRTC; however, the browser does not capture the audio, only the image. Thank yuo from topbestsales.cxom
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 9:41 PM
    Dears why you didn't response my question
    my moodle version is Moodle 3.0.3+ (Build: 20160506)
    and when I try to install the plugin it appeared error message
    Validating mod_bigbluebuttonbn ... Error
    [Error] Required Moodle version [2015111610]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure
    also when I try to install the plugin throw moodle directory it also appeared error message

    There is a request to install plugin BigBlueButtonBN (mod_bigbluebuttonbn) version 2017101020 from the Moodle plugins directory on this site. However, the plugin installation pre-check failed (reason code: remoteunavailable).
    So please advice me to solve this issue, Thanks in advance.
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