Encrypted Video Chatrooms, Share Movies and Discussions… You can make it happen.
By using free and open source software, you are supporting your community and sharing in the ownership of the tools. You can get involved on the BigBlueButton Issue Queue by requesting features or reporting errors.
We can not sustain a MOVEMENT for JUSTICE using unjust TOOLS. It is time to get off of the PLANTATION .
A few features that BigBlueButton has today (5/9/2021)
BBB is similar to Zoom, and it is encrypted. There are many better features provided in BBB, and it protects our privacy. A few examples of things BBB has over Zoom — like Shared Live Notes …
- Integrated Whiteboard allows multiple people drawing and writing
- Shared Live Notes/Etherpad for interactive editing
- Public Chat messages posted before you entered are available upon entry, unless an admin has cleared the pad
- Shared Live Notes/Etherpad and Public Chat messages will persist if you reload the browser
- Shared Live Notes/Etherpad and Public Chat messages will persist if you choose “logout” and the room will be cleared if you “End meeting”
- BBB allows multiple rooms open in multiple tabs
- Breakout Rooms are easier to manage and assign rooms by dragging names
- Multiple options for Status: ‘Away’, ‘Hand Raised’, ‘Confused’, ‘Happy’, .etc
- Easily share the Presenter and Moderator roles with multiple people, to share Moderator and Presenter roles
- Nothing to download or install, works on your phone or in a browser – no APP
- Allows you to preview your webcam before going live (fix your hair etc.)
- Settings for notifications when someone enters the room
- Change the overall font size and choose the language for the interface
- Easily scroll back through messages in Public Chat tab
- Text chat, Shared Notes, Whiteboard available all in one window
- Integrated Live Polls with Interactive Polling options for voting
- Download Shared Notes and the Public Chat or export the HTML
- Bandwidth optimization settings to turn off all cameras
- Move the webcam images to the sides or bottom of the presentation area
- Pan and zoom into documents while using the highlighter to focus or draw on your presentation or image
- File Sharing and Desktop sharing options
- FREEDOM – BigBlueButton is Free and Open Source software
When using and paying for the MASTERS tools, we are suppressing our own voices and giving them great insight to our goals and desires which gives them every opportunity to thwart our movements and succeed. Choose FREEDOM .
The video chat is Free Software, hosted on fast dedicated private servers, not connected to the Googlesphere. We can host thousands of chatters and chatrooms. How does this chat compare with Zoom? What is different?