BigBlueButton World 2024  |  June 25th – 27th

BigBlueButton Web Classroom Software
Makes Online Teaching Easier

Thanks to the open-source BigBlueButton web classroom software your online classes, video conferences and web meetings run smoothly. Since it is also relatively easy to expand, you can always count on it to make online teaching easier for you.

Robust Features

We have equipped our program with some nifty features that make it easy for you and your students.

  • You can stream videos as well as record and replay them.
  • Our users are delighted with the smart function to upload presentations and moderate the lessons and the poll function.
  • BigBlueButton is user-friendly for both you and your students. After all, there is no point in having a complex system with masses of functionalities if most of them are too confusing or take too much time to allow practical everyday use.

Knowledge is Power

One of our most excellent features is not in our software itself but in the documents we make available to our users. If you are already using Moodle, Canvas, Schoology or another learning management system, our extensive knowledge base is at your disposal. If things go wrong somewhere, you can assess all the necessary information in just a few clicks. Developers love working with us because we are always there when they need us, and our knowledge base is easy to use.

No Other Provider Has More Employees than Us

The BigBlueButton client is written in Javascript, and the BigBlueButton server components are written in a combination of Java, Grails, and Scala. These are all similar languages, and if you know one of them, it will not take long to adapt both client and server to your specific needs.

You will get to grips with everything swiftly. Still, you will also be able to make valuable contributions yourself if you notice that other users are having difficulty with particular components. That is the power of our community. It is at your disposal, but you can also derive pleasure from helping others.

Active members of our community get a unique perk. They will usually be among the first to know if we plan to expand BigBlueButton with new features or integrations. If you have experience in this area, we highly value your opinion. With the proper knowledge onboard, you and BigBlueButton can make new developments happen faster and more smoothly. You will benefit from your own input. 

Online Teaching is Hardly Different from a “Real” Classroom

With a skilled developer at the wheel, you will have BigBlueButton ready to teach your first online classes in no time. However, not all teachers, trainers and lecturers are equally fluent in adopting the modern medium. We are not talking about features like the multi-user whiteboard, the lock settings, screen sharing and others – we’re speaking about the transition from teaching in a physical classroom environment to a virtual experience. Some teachers worry they must do many things differently or learn too many new things that may be too technical.

The irony is that teaching online is indeed not so different from teaching in a brick-and-mortar school. You have about the same resources at your disposal; only they look a little different.

  • The old and familiar white or blackboard has merely been replaced by a virtual one: our multi-user whiteboard.
  • Once you notice how flexible break-out rooms are for dividing your students into smaller groups, you will always want to do it this way.
  • The chat is more discreet than standing next to the pupil and whispering something in their ear when speaking to a student individually.

You will get to grips with everything swiftly. Still, you will also be able to make valuable contributions yourself if you notice that other users are having difficulty with particular components. That is the power of our community. It is at your disposal, but you can also derive pleasure from helping others.

Active members of our community get a unique perk. They will usually be among the first to know if we plan to expand BigBlueButton with new features or integrations. If you have experience in this area, we highly value your opinion. With the proper knowledge onboard, you and BigBlueButton can make new developments happen faster and more smoothly. You will benefit from your own input.

Tips by Teachers

If you are still uncomfortable making the switch from physical to digital, read our blog articles. Here, you will find tips on preparing your class and connecting with your students, even if you can only see them on a monitor. You will discover ways to increase the fun factor in your lessons and much more. That way, you will always have enough time to set up your equipment and material at the beginning of the class, and you will be done in no time after the lesson. Your pupils will also be delighted that online learning runs so smoothly. By the way, the authors of many blogs are teachers just like you. 

The Best Web Classroom Software

Do not rely on BigBlueButton because it is a versatile package, open-source, flexible in set-up and use. Rely on BigBlueButton because it makes it easier for you as a teacher, lecturer, or trainer.