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

InfoWorld selects BigBlueButton as one of the best open source applications for 2013

Each year, InfoWorld’s Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for business.  On September 17th, InfoWorld announced that BigBlueButton was selected as one of the best open source applications for 2013.  Other applications that received awards include Nginx, MariaDB, and WordPress.  It’s a nice group to be in! See announcement

BigBlueButton 0.81-RC Released

We are pleased to announce the availability of a release candidate (RC) for BigBlueButton 0.81, our eleventh release to date. A release candidate for BigBlueButton means all development is finished, all testing is done, and the only remaining task is to change the label from 0.81-RC to 0.81. Our goal for each release of BigBlueButton

UNINETT, NORDUnet, and AARNET supporting WebRTC integration for BigBlueButton

There are two initiatives underway within the BigBlueButton project that will see a lot of exposure in the coming months: the HTML5 client for BigBlueButton and support for WebRTC. We want to thank UUINETT, NORDUnet (Nordic Infrastructure for Research and Education), and AARNET (Australia’s Academic and Research Network) for supporting our efforts to research and