What is CommunityBridge?
CommunityBridge is a video conferencing platform powered by BigBlueButton (BBB) technology. When becoming a member of CommunityBridge, you are provided with a room for video conferencing accessible by a persistent URL (link) that people can get familiar with and remember. The URL does not change unless you change it. No software to install. BBB works in a browser on most devices.
I am thrilled to bring you CommunityBridge. This site is running an instance of BigBlueButton, an encrypted video chat platform that is feature rich, FREE and open source software. Once you create an account, you can host events, show movies, give presentations, host team meetings, compose documents together, do interviews or gather to engage in deep and meaningful discussions. You can record your sessions and share the video. You can also retain your PRIVACY on the bridge. This website is a destination that starts the trip.
An Exceptional Video Conferencing Platform
Rooms provide video conferencing as well as a shared notes document, a multi-user whiteboard, a public and private text chat feature, embedded video for sharing movies, screen sharing, a presentation mode, breakout rooms, polls, recording, live analytics, and more. The landing page to your room can be customized, with images and a description of your organization, etc. See the list of FEATURES and take a look at the FAQ.
A Versatile Meeting Space
Once using CommunityBridge you will be able to manage meetings with ease. Present using a whiteboard, uploaded slides, polls and a shared notepad. The display and layout of speakers and presentation materials can be customized. Because each meeting has a unique URL, you can open multiple tabs and view multiple rooms at once. This feature is helpful when using breakout rooms or hosting a conference. BigBlueButton is a well developed platform currently used in Higher ED, many universities and high schools around the globe use BBB as part of online courseware. It was built for interactivity and designed to facilitate inclusive discussion.
A Better Way to Chat, Share, and Document
Attendees have access to the entire text chat history including what was posted before entering. The chat also persists for every attendee regardless of whether they leave and rejoin the meeting or arrive at the meeting late. Additionally, both chat and the shared notes document can be downloaded at any time, or exported to multiple formats.
A Better Form of Privacy
On the surface CommunityBridge is a fantastic video chat platform powered by BigBlueButton. If you dig a little bit deeper, you will find that BBB is FREE (as in free speech) and Open Source software that protects the privacy of all attendees. We offer this space for people to start their online business and to have a safer place to meet and enjoy friendship and cooperation.
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