Guide to BigBlueButton

BigBlueButton is a learning tool that allows instructors to host live online classes, record class sessions, or host office hours within their Moodle course. Students can also collaborate in groups within the course.

Its features include:

  • A private room with audio, video, presentation and whiteboard capabilities allowing students to be fully engaged in the online environment
  • User authentication so each course can have its own private and secure room accessible from within the course.
  • A recording feature that allows online courses to be automatically recorded and posted in Moodle.

You can watch an introductory video that goes over some of the basics of using BigBlueButton as a student. Also, please share this link with students to help them use BigBluButton in Moodle.  It is an article in the student knowledge management system of article, view here.

For more support please visit the BigBlueButton Support Site.

Need a Transcript for Closed Captioning? Read Student Accommodations article.

Use the resources below to begin using BigBlueButton in Moodle.

Adding BigBlueButton Activity to a Moodle Course

Creating a BigBlueButton video in Moodle

Inviting a Guest to a BigBlueButton Meeting

Recording a BigBlueButton Lecture 

Starting a BigBlueButton Conference in Moodle

BigBlueButton supports live (closed) captioning

Screen Sharing with BigBlueButton

Students Joining a Breakout Room in BigBlueButton

Import BigBlueButton Recordings into a New Imported Course