Category: HTML5

BigBlueButton HTML5 Client Developer Release

The BigBlueButton project is pleased to announce a developer release of the HTML5 client. The HTML5 client uses JavaScript and support for web real-time communications (WebRTC) capabilities in modern browsers to join a user into a BigBlueButton session.  The HTML5 client uses the modern react framework to render the interface within the user’s browser. The goal of the BigBlueButton project is

Kansas City Gig Fest

Over the weekend of March 22-24th, three members from the BigBlueButton team (Chad Pilkey, Fred Dixon, Calvin Walton) journeyed to Kansas City, MO, to participate in the Kansas City Gig Fest. Our goal was to figure out how to hack WebRTC into BigBlueButton. We took two approaches.  The first hack was to modify the HTML5 client so

Testing BigBlueButton HTML5 prototype with Dearborn Michigan Public Schools

Last week we did our first external test a prototype BigBlueButton HTML5 client running on iPads (and we stress the word prototype here). The test involved a group of high school students at one school giving remote presentations to middle school students at another school. The high school students used the BigBlueButton client running in

BigBlueButton HTML5 Prototype Running on an iPad

The BigBlueButton team has been working on creating an HTML5 interface for BigBlueButton. The first phase of the project is to create an HTML5 client that supports two-way chat, and one-way presentation, user list, audio and video.  We definitely want to support iOS devices with an HTML5 client and yesterday we got the first working

Revisiting the HTML 5 UI Design

Recently, at the BigBlueButton HackFest, Tyler Copeland, BigBlueButton’s UI designer created a revised user interface for the HTML 5 client. The revisions were based on using the current HTML 5 prototype, along with initial feedback from current BigBlueButton users.