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To make it even easier for instructors to use BigBlueButton within Canvas, Instructure recently updated the Canvas integration with the following features.

These features are all based on feedback from the Canvas Community.


  • Add a BigBlueButton session directly to the calendar
  • Enable waiting room
  • Configure the lock settings before your class starts
  • Sync the attendees with new conferences

For the last item, when attendees are removed or added to a course, instructors can sync all attendees with conferences.

Jewel D. Pearson, Product Manager, gives an overview video of the new features in the following video.  For more details, see the Canvas Release Notes (2022-10-15).