BigBlueButton is an open-source web collaboration software utilized by education organizations for e-learning and training. The software offers numerous options for customization and integration as per requirements of the users.
BigBlueButton enables users to conduct web-conferencing and share documents, audio and video files for online learning. The software’s “whiteboard” feature allows presenters to mark valuable topics in the presentation. In addition, its “polling” feature engages learners and helps the presenter to receive feedback. BigBlueButton’s “desktop sharing” feature extends beyonds slides and allows moderators to share their screen with the audience enabling a better understanding of topics.
BigBlueButton supports multiple users in a video conference with no cap on numbers of active webcams. The software also supports voice conferencing via Voice Over IP (VOIP) without additional hardware requirements.
When I am presenting something to a group of newcomers and I want to stress or emphasize a particular item, BigBlueButton makes it easy.
My favorite feature of BigBlueButton is the whiteboard feature because I can highlight things I want to emphasize.
BigBlueButton has a horrible tendency to freeze up and distort video, and sometimes audio, at the most inopportune times. This has cause me to move BBB from my main to my back up conferencing software, only being used when I need one of the features that only it provides.
I love the functionality of the program and being able to have multiple instructors at once. I appreciate the share screen option and also being able to use webcams and microphones interchangeably.
I really have no complaints with the program.
Facilitates online video meetings.
I find BigBlueButton very useful for videoconferencing and and webinars. It is easy to setup and launch and the interface is quite friendly. It has all the features I need for a online video meeting.
No con really, as it does its job well. The only I drawback I can mention is that it operates in a space where there are a lot of tools of the same nature.
Platform was easy to setup and integrate with our platform
Product is free to use for our end client so many opt to use the service
Has many features that makes online webinars and training effective
Overall the prdouct is very good as a free tool but it would be good to have a web-app on iOS or Android.
It is free to host online conference meeting.
My organization uses BigBlueButton for hosting our meetings. I find it to be very efficient and easy to use. It is a free ad open-source technology so that is a plus.
I can't really say that i have a con. My experience with using BigBlueButton has been smooth thus far.
BigBlueButton is an open-source software, so no capital expenditure is incurred on its deployment. Additionally, developers can customize its full source API and integrate it with IMS Learning Tools.
BigBlueButton assists in online learning via web-conferencing. Users can share documents, audio and video files for collaboration.
Presenters can showcase any PDF or Microsoft Office document and annotate important topics with BigBlueButton’s whiteboard feature.
Learners can interact with professors or fellow students via a private or public chat.
BigBlueButton allows users to record webinars and lectures for later playback for better understanding.
Other useful features of BigBlueButton are desktop sharing, polling, WebRTC (Web Real Time Communication) audio, and voice conferencing.
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BigBlueButton offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Open Source
Free Trial: Not Available
We do not have any information about BigBlueButton features
BigBlueButton has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business
BigBlueButton supports the following languages:
BigBlueButton has the following pricing plans:
We do not have any information about what devices BigBlueButton supports
BigBlueButton integrates with the following applications:
Courseplay, Docebo, Moodle, Redmine, ScholarLMS, SkyPrep, SmartClass, TalentLMS, Wordpress, eFront
BigBlueButton offers the following support options:
FAQs, Forum, Online Support