BigBlueButton TIPS

BBB Technical Tips

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Together we stay safe. When we own our tools we are safer. More info: – protects your privacy.

Agaric is hosting BigBlueButton video chat server integrated with each course. When in a course, a teacher can click on the Conference link to create a video chat Conference.  Teachers can START the Conference and choose to invite all course members to the conference and everyone enrolled will get an invite. The invite will appear on the top of the screen within the course. Students will NOT have access to a conference unless they are invited by a teacher and the teacher has STARTED the conference.

Here are some short videos that give a really good overview of how to use the tools available in BigBlueButton. 

Feature overview for moderators, presenters and viewers:

Overview for Moderators:

Overview for Viewers:

BigBlueButton Documentation

These links will take you to the BigBlueButton support website provided by BlindsideNetworks.




More Tips:

Everyone can set their own status and raise their hand by clicking on their own name in the list of people on the left and selecting “Set Status”.

Everyone can see in the list of people, participants that have set their own status to happy or confused or if have a hand raised etc.

Everyone should be able to resize the presentation or a webcam independently by dragging it larger or smaller.

Recording a Conference:

When you start a Conference, you can start recording and it will continue until everyone leaves the room, or you pause it. There is no Stop button yet the recording will be saved and will appear in the “Concluded Conferences list” when you click on the past Conference title.

Ending a Conference:

When you exit the room and click on “End Conference” instead of “Logout”, the recording will be paused until you enter the room again. The first recording will be saved and a new recording will start.

Get involved with the development of BigBlueButton – ask for new features and report any issues you may find.