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

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): Blindside Networks — Fred Dixon, Richard Alam, Guga Salzar,

Welsh Localization Now in BigBlueButton

Curon Davies, e-Learning Adviser for the Jisc RSC Wales, have contributed the Welsh localization for BigBlueButton. To quote the article: Several further education colleges within Wales already use the open-source BigBlueButton to provide a virtual classroom environment that is integrated with their Moodle virtual learning environment. This allows a web conference with audio, webcam, chat, video, and

BigBlueButton Summit III: Porto Alegre, Brazil

The BigBlueButton team is meeting together this week in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to advance development of BigBlueButton in the following four areas: BigBlueButton core HTML5 WebRTC Native mobile client (iOS and Android) Here’s a picture of the team arriving at Sao Paulo Airport. We want to give everyone a detailed update on our progress at

Statement on Accessibility for BigBlueButton

A significant chunk of the development effort for 0.81 went into making BigBlueButton more accessible, specifically for blind (or partially blind) students using a screen reader (JAWS) on the Windows platform.  To achieve this, we worked with an external company (David Berman Communications) to assess the accessibility gaps in BigBlueButton throughout our development cycle. Below