BigBlueButton Developer Summit X

Last week members from the BigBlueButton community gathered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the 10th BigBlueButton developer summit. The developer community has held summits every six months over the past five years to coordinate and collaborate together. BigBlueButton is a very active open source project for web conferencing.  It has almost 15,000 commits on its GitHub repository

Reaching Out of School Children in Myanmar

Myanmar has a geographically diverse school system with many students in rural areas that do not all have access to same level of education.  These remote schools could benefit from a strong network of support for access to high quality teachers.  The challenge to providing this support is bridging the the gaps of technology and

New front-end for BigBlueButton

GreenLight is a simple front-end that provides a minimalist web-based interface to let users: Create a meeting Invite others to the meeting Join a meeting Furthermore, if you configure GreenLight to use either Gmail or Twitter for authentication, users can login, create recorded meetings, and manage the recordings.  For users that have logged in, GreenLight

Installation video for BigBlueButton 1.1-beta

To help anyone installing BigBlueButton for the first time, we’ve created an installation video that walks you through the install steps at BigBlueButton 1.1-beta installation guide. The video covers installing BigBlueButton 1.1-beta (or later) on an new server assigning a hostname, and configuring it with SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt. Here’s the video below —

BigBlueButton at Dearborn Public Schools

Interested in how schools are using open source to provide integrated solutions to their students. Here’s a video from Chris Kenniburg showing how Dearborn Public Schools using Moodle, Mahara, and BigBlueButton to offer in integrated learning environment.