Activities: BigBlueButtonBN

mod_bigbluebuttonbn
Maintained by Picture of Fred Dixon Fred Dixon, Picture of Jesus Federico Jesus Federico
Integrate BigBlueButton within Moodle - including record and playback of sessions.
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Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for online learning.  The goal of the project is to enable instructors to live online classes, virtual office hours, and group collaboration with remote students.  BigBlueButton is open source.

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.

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. 

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. 


Sets

This plugin is part of sets Big Blue Button, Music Questions, 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 Fred Dixon
    Thu, 3 Aug 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, 24 Aug 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, 9 Sep 2017, 7:07 PM
    My recordings disappeared from my moodle courses. Someone he can help me?
  • Picture of Mehdi Orangpour
    Mon, 18 Sep 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, 13 Dec 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, 12 Mar 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
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 4:41 AM
    Hi Enkahbayar Ebah,

    There is no payment requirements for using BigBlueButton. It's freely available under the LGPL 3.0 license (see https://bigbluebutton.org/open-source-license/). Regards,... Fred
  • Picture of Polaris Lee
    Sun, 25 Mar 2018, 4:28 PM
    I am running a moodle for a small group of students. I am a very grateful plugin.
    What is the difference between a test server and a commercial version?
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 2:56 AM
    @Polaris Lee, the test server only holds recordings for a limited time (a few weeks). If you setup your own BigBlueButton server, your recordings will be permanent. Here's a script to quickly get you going: https://github.com/bigbluebutton/bbb-install
  • Picture of Howard Miller
    Fri, 18 May 2018, 8:38 PM
    Although there is a 3.5 version, the plugin does not currently support the Privacy API. Can this be added?
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Sat, 19 May 2018, 6:39 AM
    Hi Howard, we just uploaded 2.2.4 which does support the Privacy API. See: https://moodle.org/plugins/pluginversion.php?id=16643.
  • Picture of Javier Tejera
    Fri, 25 May 2018, 4:35 PM
    Hi, any recommended hosting to run sessions for 25 viewers? Many thanks.
  • Picture of Patrick Lemaire
    Mon, 30 Jul 2018, 4:44 PM
    Hi,
    I made an update from 2.1.4 to 2.2.4 on my Moodle 3.1.13 and I had this error :
    Fatal error: Class 'mod_bigbluebuttonbn\settings\renderer' not found in /var/www/my_moodle_path/mod/bigbluebuttonbn/settings.php on line 35
    Any idea?
    Thanks,
    Patrick
  • Picture of Nilesh Pathade
    Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 10:34 PM
    Is this support into Moodle mobile app ???
  • Picture of Jesus Federico
    Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 10:55 PM
    Hi Nilesh Pathade,
    No, there is no support currently. See https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB-7227
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