BigBlueButton

BigBlueButton

Open source web conferencing system for online learning

4.1/5 (14 reviews)

BigBlueButton Overview

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.

Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Open Source
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

BigBlueButton Reviews

Overall rating
4.1/5
86% positive reviews
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Michael T.

Videoconferencing made easy

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/24
Review Source: Capterra

When I am presenting something to a group of newcomers and I want to stress or emphasize a particular item, BigBlueButton makes it easy.

Pros

My favorite feature of BigBlueButton is the whiteboard feature because I can highlight things I want to emphasize.

Cons

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.

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Chasity` M.

Ease of Use. Perfect for Virtual Learning

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

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.

Cons

I really have no complaints with the program.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Laron H.

Makes videoconferencing easy

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/02/20
Review Source: Capterra

Facilitates online video meetings.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Babak B.

We integrate BigBlueButton within our Platform for our clients

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/10/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

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

Cons

Overall the prdouct is very good as a free tool but it would be good to have a web-app on iOS or Android.

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Verified Reviewer

Efficient conferencing tool

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/05/07
Review Source: Capterra

It is free to host online conference meeting.

Pros

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.

Cons

I can't really say that i have a con. My experience with using BigBlueButton has been smooth thus far.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

BigBlueButton Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Open Source
Value for money

BigBlueButton Features

  • API
  • Call Recording
  • Chat
  • Conferencing
  • Live / Video Conferencing
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • CRM Integration
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Transfer
  • Caller ID
  • Instant Messaging
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Voice Mail

Additional information for BigBlueButton

Key features of BigBlueButton

Benefits

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.

BigBlueButton FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for BigBlueButton.

Q. What type of pricing plans does BigBlueButton offer?

BigBlueButton offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Open Source

Free Trial: Not Available

Q. What are the main features of BigBlueButton?

We do not have any information about BigBlueButton features

Q. Who are the typical users of BigBlueButton?

BigBlueButton has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does BigBlueButton support?

BigBlueButton supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does BigBlueButton offer?

BigBlueButton has the following pricing plans:

Open Source

Q. Does BigBlueButton support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices BigBlueButton supports

Q. What other apps does BigBlueButton integrate with?

BigBlueButton integrates with the following applications:

Academy Of Mine, Courseplay, Docebo, ScholarLMS, ShareKnowledge, SkyPrep, SmartClass, TalentLMS, Wordpress, eFront

Q. What level of support does BigBlueButton offer?

BigBlueButton offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Online Support