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!

BigBlueButton Community Update

On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, Fred Dixon, BigBlueButton Project Manager, gave a Community Update on the progress towards BigBlueButton 0.9.0, the next release due out this year.

Use FireFox or Chrome browser to view the recording of the session (advance to the 37 minute mark for the beginning of the recording):


BigBlueButton 0.81 released


We pleased to announce BigBlueButton 0.81, the eleventh release of our open source web conferencing platform for on-line learning.

Our vision is that every student with a web browser should have access to a high-quality on-line learning experience.  This release represents over a year of development effort and over four months of testing.  It is our most significant step towards reaching our vision.  

For details on the feature and setup instructions for BigBlueButton 0.81 see release notes and installation.

Thanks to everyone that worked, tested, and gave us feedback on this release!

Presentations from BigBlueButton Developer Summit III (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Last week we wrapped up our third BigBlueButton developer summit.  Many thanks to Felipe Cecagno, Leonardo Crauss Daronco (and the other members of the Mconf team) for their great hospitality during the week.  Below is the list of developers attending the summit (and their respective organizations):

At the end of the week, the team gave four on-line sessions to the BigBlueButton community detailing the progress of the week.  These sessions were open to anyone.  At the end of each session there was a Q&A.

To view the recordings for each session, click the images below.

Session 1: BigBlueButton Project Update

This presentation gives an update on the project’s achievements this year, our progress towards the release of BigBlueButton 0.81 (our eleventh release) and a look ahead at the road map for the next release.


(presentation starts at 23:00 mark)

Session 2: Integrating WebRTC

Web real-time communications (WebRTC) offers native audio in Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox with no plugins.  This presentation gives an update on our progress to incorporate WebRTC audio in BigBlueButton.


(presentation starts at 9:30 mark)

Session 3: HTML 5 Client

The HTML5 team gives an update on the current design (front-end/back-end) for the HTML5 client.


(presentation starts at 21:00)

Session 4: Native Mobile Client (Android and iOS)

This presentation gives an overview of the preliminary work to build a native mobile client (Android and iOS) for BigBlueButton.


(presentation starts at 16:00 mark)

Special thanks to AllWorkingBrasil for the great co-working space we used for the summit.

These presentations were given and recorded with BigBlueButton.