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 bug 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 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
  • Picture of Elamine BENKHELIFA
    Wed, 24 Oct 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
  • Picture of Kate James
    Mon, 29 Oct 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, 14 Nov 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 : https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Implementing_Reset_course_functionality_in_a_module
    Thanks in advance
  • Picture of jona polanco
    Fri, 23 Nov 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.
  • Picture of Carlos Chiarella
    Sat, 24 Nov 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.
  • Picture of Ahmed Samir
    Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 2:49 PM
    thanks for this products and what is amazing it it free to use ..
    but
    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??
  • Picture of Chris Swinney
    Sun, 2 Dec 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...."
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