think modular implements open source-based collaborative solutions using Drupal. As part of their work, think modular has created a suite of Drupal modules to make it easy for any Drupal developer to integrate BigBlueButton within their applications. In particular, think modular uses their modules to integrate BigBlueButton within one of Drupal’s most popular community-building modules: Open Social.
says Christian Zange, managing director of think modular.
Their choice of BigBlueButton occurred after reviewing the other commercial and open-source real-time collaboration tools in the market.
“In our experience, BigBlueButton is a strong open-source based competitor among big commercial players. While, there are other open-source based solutions, we identified BigBlueButton as the strongest with the most complete vision and architecture. Thanks to the large open source community behind BigBlueButton, we see the capabilities of BigBlueButton constantly growing,”
One of the projects that think modular created using Open Social and BigBlueButton is Connective Cities, a platform designed for dedicated professionals to meet and exchange on city development in all its facets and global trends around mobility, health, digitalisation, climate change, and economy.
“Integrating BigBlueButton within the Connective Cities Community enabled members to hold conferences and calls throughout the pandemic situation without any interruption,”
For adding BigBlueButton to any Drupal-based application, think modular created three base modules (developed in collaboration with their partners from WITS):
The BigBlueButton project used Open Social to host the BigBlueButton World 2022 online conference. The four day conference had over 24 sessions with hundreds of registrations from over 30 countries.
“We really appreciate think modular’s support in setting up an Open Social platform to coordinate and host BigBlueButton World 2022. The platform made it easy for us to coordinate the event and focus on delivery of sessions using BigBlueButton.”
says Fred Dixon, BigBlueButton’s Co-Founder.
Thanks to the efforts of think modular, the future of Drupal developers using BigBlueButton in more applications looks bright.
“We believe that BigBlueButton is the best open-source virtual classroom available. We look forward to working together with the BigBlueButton community to continue to advance the project for ourselves, our customers, and for all teachers and students world-wide.”
says Christian Zange.
BigBlueButton is the world’s virtual classroom. Originally created in a Canadian university, it is now built-into the world’s most popular learning management systems (LMS), including Moodle Canvas, Sakai, D2L, Jenzabar, and Schoology – together comprising over 75% of global LMS deployments.
BigBlueButton is a growing open source project, with over 150 developers and commercial companies around the world enhancing the project for teachers and students. Thanks to this community, BigBlueButton is now localised into over 55 languages.
For more information see: bigbluebutton.org/.
think modular is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, founded and run by Christian Zange, Gerald Henzinger and Gerhard Schwed.
Their solutions include:
To learn more about think modular, visit: https://think-modular.com/en