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

BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for distance education.  The goal of the project is to enable universities, colleges, and K12 to delivery a high-quality learning experience to remote students.

BigBlueButton supports real-time sharing of slides (including whiteboard), audio, video, chat, and desktops.  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 Moodle 2.x activity module so you can fully leverage BigBlueButton's capabilities from within your courses.

This module enables you to:

  • Create multiple activity links to on-line sessions within a 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 (requires BigBlueButton 0.8 or later)
  • Access and mange recordings (requires installation of recordingsbn)

The following YouTube video to demonstrate how to use this plugin (you can skip the first part on installation if your installing from moodle.org)

Note: If you are installing manually, the video shows uncompressing a single ZIP file that contains two modules: mod/bigbluebuttonbn (create BigBlueButton activity links) and mod/recordingsbn (access recordings).  This is equivalent to installing both bigbluebuttonbn and recordingsbn.

The BigBlueButtonBN module works out-of-the-box with test-install.blindsidenetworks.com, a BigBlueButton server that Blindside Networks maintains for the community to help test your installation with BigBlueButton.  

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 easies 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. The more details you provide the easiest for anyone to help you.

Information that may help is always the version of the Plugin, the version of Moodle where the plugin is installed (in some cases also the version of PHP). But mainly the message error you received. Screen caps are always a plus.

We certainly appreciate feedback and the area for comments is the best tool for it. But if you need to interact with the developers or engage in a conversation there are better channels to do so. Please make use of the correct ones. You may find this a bit of annoying but at the end it is in benefit of every one.

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 Jesus Federico
    Tue, 27 Jun 2017, 2:53 AM
    I always assume people will read the description or scroll up and see some of the previous posts before publishing questions here. Some people certainly do, but some never. SO, for those who don't and will read only the last post, remember:

    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#

    Please, help us to help you!
  • Picture of Yezi Yang
    Tue, 4 Jul 2017, 10:06 AM
    Hi,

    I installed the latest version of the plugin on Moodle 3.3. But the collapsed section in the bbb activity setting is not clickable and cannot be open. I tested it with Moodle default theme. I really hope that anyone could help with the problem. Thank you!
  • Picture of Borko Kikić
    Mon, 10 Jul 2017, 8:07 PM
    Hi
    I cant't start desktop sharing (using Chrome)
    Thank you
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 4:56 AM
    Hi Borko,

    Do you have the latest version of Java installed on the computer you want to share your screen? The presenter (and only the presenter) needs to have Java installed to run the screen sharing.

    Regards,... Fred
  • Picture of 启龙 曹
    Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 3:57 PM
    hi Fred Dixon,
    Excuse me, the meeting after the completion of the recording, how can I get to download the contents of this meeting, is there a way through the link to download?I am currently on this thing is not very understanding, please guidance.thank you
  • Picture of 启龙 曹
    Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 4:01 PM
    hi,
    And how to improve the recording of clarity, thank you very much!!
  • Picture of Leandro Anthonioz Blanc
    Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 9:36 PM
    Hi, thank you very much for this great plugin! I have a question please: it's possible (using this plugin) share the same BigBlueButton installation from different Moodle installations? I mean, suppose that I have installed 3 Moodle installations on 3 different servers (completely different and isolated installations for different Educational institutions). Can I point the 3 installations to the *same* BigBlueButton server using this plugin? There are any restrictions or issues on this kind of setup? For example, what about the recordings (RecordingsBN)? They will be listed separately on each Moodle installation? (I don't want "share" the recordings between the different Moodle installations. Thank you very much!
  • Picture of Jesus Federico
    Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 10:35 PM
    Less than 1 month ago I posted here something (just scroll up a bit). We certainly appreciate the feedback (and I personally believe the comments is the best way for having it) but if you need to interact with the developers there are better channels to do so.

    启龙 曹 too many posts, Leandro Anthonioz Blanc too many questions smile

    I think has to be re-published.

    Remember:

    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#

    Please, help us to help you!
  • Picture of Ankit Gupta
    Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 1:41 PM
    hi,
    i have setup moodle on server
    and for install "BigBlueButtonBN" plugin i have download the plugin and install in my application
    but the installation time i got error

    Validating mod_bigbluebuttonbn ... Error
    [Error] Write access check [/var/www/html/eshvl/mod]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure

    how can install this plugin ?
    please help
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 10:05 PM
    Are you able to install any plugin from moodle.org?
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 10:35 PM
    Hi Ankit -- it's really hard to provide support in these comments as there is no threading. Can we get you to post your issue to our mailing bigbluebutton-support. See https://bigbluebutton.org/support/community/.
  • Picture of Fred Dixon
    Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 10:38 PM
    Hi Ankit,

    There are better options for help in the description message.

    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 easies 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. The more details you provide the easiest for anyone to help you.
  • Picture of Mamdouh Jalal
    Tue, 1 Aug 2017, 8:31 PM
    I updated BBB and Moodle to the last versions and now every time I click "Join" it take me to this link "https://test-install.blindsidenetworks.com/" not joining the session
  • 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
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