Category: User Interface

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

New Videos

We’re getting closer to the release BigBlueButton 0.81 (our eleventh release to date). Here are two new videos we’ve created that show how to use BigBlueButton from the perspective of a viewer and moderator/presenter. For Viewer: For Moderator/Presenter:   Enjoy!

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.

Updates to the BigBlueButton UI

For the current development of BigBlueButton 0.81 (which will be our eleventh release when it is finished), we are thinking about how we can take some of the HTML5-based design ideas (see link) and apply them to the current interface. We’re not talking large scale changes here; rather, we’re looking at small adjustments within the

Simplifying The BigBlueButton UI

With the BigBlueButton open source web conferencing platform growing, we are always looking to push open source web conferencing tools further.  We also want to constantly improve the overall user experience. Hence, as with every release, we’re always asking ourselves “How can we make BigBlueButton simpler?” In the current release, an obvious area for simplification