Multiple users can share their webcam at the same time. There is no built-in limit on the number of simultaneously active webcams.
The presenter can upload any PDF presentation, office document and keep everyone in sync with their current page, zoom, pan, and see the presenters mouse pointer.
BigBlueButton voice conferencing supports voice over IP (VOIP) conferencing out-of-the-box. All your students need are speakers and a microphone to participate.
Go beyond slides. The presenter can broadcast their desktop for all students to see. Works on mac, Unix, and PC.
Whiteboard controls let you to annotate and call out key parts of your presentation for viewers.
Record and Playback
BigBlueButton 0.8 (coming soon) can record you lectures (slides + audio + chat) for later playback by students.
Watch screencasts of how to use these features
December 12, 2011
November 30, 2011
BigBlueButton 0.8-beta-3 released.
September 15, 2011
Updated Moodle 2.0/2.1 activity module now supports record and playback features in BigBlueButton 0.8-beta.
September 12, 2011
January 18, 2011
BigBlueButton Activity Module for Moodle 2.0 now available..
January 13, 2011
BigBlueButton 0.71a released.
January 5, 2011
The Free Linux Open Source Software (FLOSS) weekly internet show just posted an interview with one of the developers of BigBlueButton.
November 9, 2010
BigBlueButton 0.71 ships with improved VoIP, selectable area for desktop sharing, and chat translations using Google Translate. See Release Notes.
July 15, 2010
BigBlueButton 0.7 ships with integrate whiteboard. See Release Notes.
July 7, 2010
Our vision is that starting a web conference should be as easy as clicking a single metaphorical big blue button. As an open source project, we believe it should be easy for others to embrace and extend. And while web conferencing means many things to many people -- our focus is to make the best web conferencing system for distance education.
What is BigBlueButton ?
BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system built on over fourteen open source components to create an integrated solution that runs on mac, unix, or PC computers. In the true sense of open source, we invite you to try out and participate in our project.
How to setup
Using Ubuntu packages, we've made it easy to setup your own BigBlueButton server. More ...
We are developers, and we know how difficult it can be to understand other projects. If you want to contribute or extend BigBlueButton, we've created overviews, installation videos, tutorials, and we use a public issue tracking system, and source code repository. Got a question? Post to our discussion group and find out how fast the BigBlueButton community responds!
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