Moodle’s BigBlueButton Plugin Updated For Moodle 2.8

An open-source web conferencing and Webinar/virtual classroom tool ‘BigBlueButton’ has been obtainable since 2007 in the market. The main aim of this tool is to allow universities, colleges and K12 to deliver top-notch quality learning experience to remote students. However, this project has come a long way since then as the company also introduced recording LTI integration and other important long required features.

The best thing about this tool is that it supports real-time sharing of slides, audio, video, chat and desktops. It is also known for recording lectures for later playback, specifically the slides + audio + chat and more. As discussed above the BigBlueButton project was started by Blindside Networks.

Moreover, our work on BigBlueButton core as the company has developed this Moodle 2.x activity module, so you can fully leverage BigBlueButton’s capabilities from within your courses.

In 2015, pausing to recording feature has been introduced in the platform for synchronous communication and the ability to do an audio check before starting a session and listens only mode and more.

Recently, a new updated plugin for Moodle 2.6, 2.7 and 2.8 was launched by Blindside Networks, a creator of BigBlueButton. Moreover, the Moodle activity also enables users to leverage all service capabilities directly from a Moodle course where the integration has been made.

For more information, you can check it out: 

From Moodle, the activity allows you to do following mentioned things:
  • Schedule
  • Record
  • Join live sessions
  • Restrict access
  • and much more
Furthermore, you can also see the integration in action here: 

About Moodle:

Moodle is a highly flexible, scalable and open source learning platform that can be used to develop a private website for online courses. The platform is well-known for its secure learning management and customizable features and among its users, the platform is also known as learning management system, or virtual-learning environment. Moodle is a perfect platform for e-Learning projects in University, School, Corporate training and other sectors.

If you wanted to get more information on Moodle development or Moodle customization, you can contact us as our team of professional Moodle developers can help you out.
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