Tutorial Videos

Welcome!  This page has videos to help you quickly get started with BigBlueButton as teacher and student.

BigBlueButton runs within your web browser (no app to download and install).  We recommend using the latest version of Chrome or FireFox on your desktop or laptop computers.  If your using a chromebook, use the built-in Chrome browser.

The BigBlueButton client also runs on mobile devices (again, you don’t need to install any app).  When using an iPad or iPhone, BigBlueButton runs within the default Safari Mobile browser (iOS 12.2+).   When using an Android device, BigBlueButton runs within the default Chrome browser (Android 6.0+).

The videos below will show you how to use BigBlueButton as a teacher (moderator) and student (viewer).  If you want to test out your sharing of audio, video, and screen in a private session (you’ll be the only one in the session), visit https://test.bigbluebutton.org/.

Viewer overview (student)

Watch this video if you are going to use BigBlueButton.  If you are teaching with BigBlueButton, also watch the video to the right.

Moderators/presenter overview (instructor)

Watch this video if you are going to present or teach with BigBlueButton.


Pan and Zoom

How to pan and zoom in your document and use fit-to-width for portrait documents.

Shared Notes

Collaborating with your peers on a single set of notes for the session.

Shared YouTube Video

Presenters can share YouTube video’s and synchronized playback to all users. 

Live Closed Captions

A stenographer can now enter live captions.  The product supports live captions in multiple languages.