Good, Free OpenSource Web Conferencing using BigBlueButton on Ubuntu

Installing BigBlueButton on Ubuntu 16.04

BigBlueButton has been around a while now, and it’s definitely worth a look at if you haven’t before if you are in need of any of the following features:

  • Webcam and Audio conferencing
  • Real-time chat/messenger with emoji support
  • Document sharing including during a conference
  • Recording and playback of calls/meetings
  • Integration with popular CMS/LMS products like WordPress and Moodle

The product is aimed at Student/Teacher online learning, however it can be used for any conferencing/sharing needs you may have.

What does it look like, and how does it work?

Here’s a dissemination of the Bbb interface, including Moodle LMS integration.

If you want an interactive demo, head over to the Bbb website.

Seeing is believing – check out the below YouTube video:

How do I install it?

The below guide by LinOxide blog gives a good write-up on how to install it, however you can also check out the official Bbb website installation guide here.

How to Install BigBlueButton on Ubuntu 16.04

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