Activities ::: mod_bigbluebuttonbn
Maintained by Fred Dixon, Jesus Federico
Integrate BigBlueButton within Moodle - including record and playback of sessions.
Latest release:
20140 sites
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  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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  • Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 10:34 PM
    Is this support into Moodle mobile app ???
  • Thu, Oct 11, 2018, 10:55 PM
    Hi Nilesh Pathade,
    No, there is no support currently. See
  • Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 3:40 PM

    Hello, when i tried to install the plugin , i get this error
    Téléchargement de mod_bigbluebuttonbn ... OK
    Validation de mod_bigbluebuttonbn ... Erreur
    [Erreur] Version de Moodle requise [2015111610]
    Installation interrompue en raison de l'échec de la validation
  • Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 5:10 PM
    Hello. I have a problem with version 2.2.4 BBB. Student and teacher have information about 'Waiting for moderator a join".
    Student - ok, but teacher I don't think so...
    Moodle 3.5
  • C'est moi :-)
    Wed, Nov 14, 2018, 7:50 PM
    I use Moodle 3.5.3 and the latest version of BigBlueButtonBN (2.2.7 - 2017101015). When i want to reset a course containing (at least) a BigBlueButton activity, there's (near the end of the page) a section named "Reset not implemented" indicating that reseting function isn't implemented for BigBlueButtonBN. It would be very usefull. Do you plan to add it? Soon?
    This page could help :
    Thanks in advance
  • Fri, Nov 23, 2018, 9:23 AM
    I have a doubt, when creating the room with recordings or only the recording room, no recordings are saved.

    I enter the video conference I put record I finish the recording and I go out and the recordings are not shown.

    I hope and can help me work in moodle 3.5 with the test server.
  • Sat, Nov 24, 2018, 12:58 AM
    I had the same issue as Jona. We are running Moodle version 3.5.3. When you click on the "Recording settings", no settings are displayed.
  • Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 2:49 PM
    thanks for this products and what is amazing it it free to use ..
    when i try to add it this error i get :
    install is ok and after save it on the course i get this error :

    page : http://********/testmood/course/modedit.php

    message : in red table header:

    You may not be able to visit this page because of:

    an out-of-date bookmark/favourite
    a search engine that has an out-of-date listing for this site
    a mistyped address
    you have no access to this page
    The requested resource was not found.
    An error has occurred while processing your request.
    Please try one of the following pages:

    Home Page
    If difficulties persist, please contact the System Administrator of this site and report the error below.

    how to solve this one??
  • Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 6:55 PM
    There is a bug in your description above smile I think

    "And while we certainly appreciate feedback on this plugin in the comments sections, but if you found a big or are looking for support, please use either the Bug Tracker or Forums. "

    should read:

    "... but if you found a BUG or are looking for support...."
  • Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 11:28 AM
    Do I really need a VPS to install BigBlueButton? Can I do it in a shared hosting package?
  • Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 9:46 PM
    > Do I really need a VPS to install BigBlueButton? Can I do it in a shared hosting package?

    We recommend a dedicated server for BigBlueButton. See:
  • Mon, Feb 11, 2019, 6:33 PM
    whenever i install bigbluebutton plugin, all icon either in boost or moove themes broken (fontawesome). anyone have this problem? after uninstalling the plugin, it will be back to normal . Moodle 3.5, latest bigbluebuttonbn plugin version
  • Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 8:34 PM
    Hello! I just want to report the problem I had with with using Moodle version 3.5.3 where some icons on the theme (Moove theme, but also boost disappeared after installing BigBlueButton. It happened on two of my Moodle sites. When I removed the BBB plugin, the icons appears again.
  • Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 9:03 PM
    For the icon disappearance issue, there is a patch that is coming in the next release. But you can apply it directly like this
  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 12:04 PM
    good articale
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