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New tutorial videos for desktop sharing on Mac OS X

The recent updates to Safari and FireFox on Mac OS X have introduced more security checkes for running Java applets. These checks appear as dialog boxes to the user when starting and stopping BigBlueButton’s desktop sharing.

To help presenters use desktop sharing on Mac OS X, we’ve crated two new tutorial videos:

These videos are added to the gallery of BigBlueButton Tutorial Videos.

iMoot 2014 using BigBlueButton

The global online Moodle conference iMoot 2014, 15 – 19 May 2014, is underway will be using BigBlueButton for all sessions.  It’s running 24 hours a day for the next four days.

Here’s a screen shot from the keynote address.

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BigBlueButton Developer Summit IV Recordings

The BigBlueButton Developer Summit IV is a wrap! Below is the list of attendees for the summit (and their respective organizations):

  • Blindside Networks — Fred Dixon, Richard Alam, Guga Salzar, Calvin Walton, Anton Georgiev
  • Carleton University — Stephen Muegge
  • Copeland Media — Tyler Copeland
  • Seneca College — Gary Deng, Chad Pilkey, Stanislav Yeshchenko, Adam Sharpe, Fardad Soleimanloo
  • HostBBB – Stephen Dame
  • iMDT — Tiago Jacobs
  • Mconf – Felipe Cecagno, Leonardo Crauss Daronco, Lucas Zawacki

After a week of coding, review, planning, and development, the team gave four on-line presentations using BigBlueButton. These sessions were open to anyone and included a Q&A session at the end.

Project Update

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Evolving the BigBlueButton Architgecture

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HTML5 client

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Mobile Client

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BigBlueButton and Carleton University

The BigBlueButton project started at Carleton University in 2007 (see History of BigBlueButton).

On Monday, April 21, as part of the fourth BigBlueButton Developer Summit, the developers met at Carleton University with Dr. Steven Muegge, assistant professor with Carleton’s Sprott School of Business and Executive Director of the BigBlueButton Foundation.  See group picture below (Steve is second from the left).

The University just posted a nice write-up on the visit in this International Group of Developers Meet at Carleton to Push BigBlueButton Project.

RackSpace Startups supports the BigBlueButton project

We are very happy to announce that the BigBlueButton project has been accepted into RackSpace Startups program. Over the next 12 months we will receive credits for using RackSpace cloud services, which will help us accelerate the development and testing of the next release of BigBlueButton for everyone. Thanks RackSpace!