BigBlueButton was created in a classroom, not a boardroom.
That’s important.

Features

As technology continues to transform all areas of life, teaching and learning online poses new challenges for both educators and students. And while technology can connect us in ways previously unimagined, it’s harder than ever to grab and maintain student attention in a classroom. In this age of distraction, a generic web conferencing system falls far short of the needs of teachers and students.

BigBlueButton: Built for teachers.

BigBlueButton was developed by the Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program at Carleton University’s Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization in Ottawa, Canada, in 2007.

Educators appreciate the intuitive nature of the BigBlueButton’s feature set, including tools that make it easier for teachers to focus students on the lesson. Features like screen sharing, a multi-user whiteboard, breakout rooms, easy group polling, and so much more foster collaboration and keep students engaged.

As a result, BigBlueButton has been deeply embedded into major learning management systems used world-wide.  It has been adopted by Canvas, Moodle Cloud, Sakai, Jenzabar, D2L, and Schoology as their default virtual classroom. Together, these vendors comprise more than 75% of the world-wide market for LMS systems. Every day millions of educators and learners around the world, in over 65 languages, use BigBlueButton for their online classes.  At 8:30 am, the world starts teaching with BigBlueButton.

BigBlueButton HTML5 Client
BigBlueButton HTML5 Client

BigBlueButton: Built for teachers.

BigBlueButton was developed by the Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program at Carleton University’s Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization in Ottawa, Canada, in 2007.

Educators appreciate the intuitive nature of the BigBlueButton’s feature set, including tools that make it easier for teachers to focus students on the lesson. Features like screen sharing, a multi-user whiteboard, breakout rooms, easy group polling, and so much more foster collaboration and keep students engaged.

As a result, BigBlueButton has been deeply embedded into major learning management systems used world-wide.  It has been adopted by Canvas, Moodle Cloud, Sakai, Jenzabar, D2L, and Schoology as their default virtual classroom. Together, these vendors comprise more than 75% of the world-wide market for LMS systems. Every day millions of educators and learners around the world, in over 65 languages, use BigBlueButton for their online classes.  At 8:30 am, the world starts teaching with BigBlueButton.

Familiar features are just the starting point. Where you take it is up to you.

BigBlueButton immediately feels familiar.  It features web conferencing elements of user list, chat, and presentation laid out in a left-to-right format for easy readability.  Regardless of the number of students, you can always see who is talking as their names highlight above the presentation.  For chat, BigBlueButton always shows who is typing.

Our Features Include:

BigBlueButton’s ease-of-use adapts easily to instructor’s giving office hours, group collaboration, and full online classes.

Documents Upload

Easy presentation upload with the support for PDF, text, images and Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel documents

Whiteboard

Whiteboard annotation of slides for highlighting content​

Breakout Rooms

Breakout rooms to get students engaged in collaborative learning​

Video Options

Low, medium, and high-resolution video options that serve all levels of WIFI bandwidth

Chat

Public and private chat​

Polling

Quick And Easy Polling That Encourage More Student Engagement​

Multi-User Whiteboard

Multi-user whiteboard for student engagement​

Shared Notes

Shared notes for easier group collaboration​

Screen Share

Easy, intuitive screen sharing that keep students engaged​

Hand Rise

A hand-raising feature​

Emojis

Student feedback through the use of Emojis​

Video Share

The ability to easily share video links within the main presentation area and playback is controlled by the instructor