Monday, March 22, 2010

Chris's summary of BigBlueButton

Our mission is to make BigBlueButton the best web conferencing system for distance education.

In his Web Master Dearborn Schools blog, Chris Kenniburg gave his assessment of our progress so far:
[BigBlueButton] is a video meeting/conferencing software package that is integrated with Moodle. ... It is a very complex program but the developers have made the user controls very simple. This is by far the best video/voice communication tool for Moodle.
Thanks Chris -- looks like we are on the right track.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Google Supports BigBlueButton

The BigBlueButton open source project has been accepted into the 2010 Google Summer of Code!

You can see us in the accepted list.

We're looking forward to working with the GSoC students to improve BigBlueButton. (Here the list of projects ideas that we submitted for the application.)

Let the coding begin!

Friday, March 12, 2010

We're Big in Russia

As BigBlueButton becomes localized into other languages, we see a huge spike in traffic from other countries.

Most folks in the chat session this morning are from Russia. Looks like we got covered in

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Free Technology For Teachers

Some good coverage of BigBlueButton in theFree Technology For Teachers blog -- though we tend to characterize the project as open source web conferencing as opposed to open source video conferencing.

Push the BigBlueButton

Thanks Betsy for the good words on BigBlueButton.

Yes the BigBlueButton developers do occasionally hang out on the demo server.

We find it an excellent way to interact with users and get direct feedback.

Our demo server has been busy

Here's a screen shot of activity this morning.

That's thirteen people from around the world logged into the server trying out BigBlueButton.


Nice Screen Shot

Here's a nice screen shot posted by a user of our demo server. (Link found on twitter.)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Chrome Extension

Jeremy Thomerson, from GenericConf has created a Chrome extension that you can use to test the BigBlueButton API. Really nice and lightweight. Should be very helpful to anyone integrating BigBlueButton with their platform. Are you integrating with BigBlueButton? Post a comment, we want to hear from you!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Comment on BigBlueButton

Thanks jubiz for your comment.

Integrating with Sakai

Do you use Sakai? Adrian Fish is working on integrating BigBlueButton with the Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment. See Adrain's post.