Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sakai Integration with BigBlueButton

Thanks to Nuno Fernandes and Adrian Fish for their recent release of a Sakai Integration for BigBlueButton.

Here's a link to the project's page.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BigBlueButton Stress Test reaches over 160 Simultaneous Users

In a recent Stress Test, the BigBlueButton community achieved over one hundred and sixty (160) simultaneous users in a session. The screen shot to the right shows a user viewing eight other webcams during the stress test.

You can see a full report of the stress test in this post to bigbluebutton-dev. (A PDF file showing bandwidth and CPU usage is available in the same post.)

This test was done using BigBlueButton 0.64.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ultimate Jaunty Server Setup

Perspectoff, the editor for Ubuntu Guide, has written the Ultimate Jaunty Server setup guide, which includes instructions for setting up a BigBlueButton server.

Nice to know we were worthy enough to be included in an Ultimate guide.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Communications Enabled CRM

In the May issue of the Open Source Business Resource, Elias Majic describes his use of BigBlueButton with vTiger in his article Communications Enabled Customer Relationship Management.

OpenSolaris Governance Board checks out BigBlueButton

The OpenSolaris Governance Board recently posted this screenshot of using BigBlueButton for one of their governance meetings.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Preview of Whiteboard

One of THE MOST requested features for BigBlueButton has been the addition of an integrated whiteboard.

We've been working on this for a while now, and ... wait for it... Denis checked in the first iteration of the whiteboard code into our Google Code repository this morning.

You can try it yourself on our development build server. Whiteboard works as annotations to a presentation, so you need to upload a presentation and make yourself presenter. If you've not used BigBlueButton before as a presenter, see this overview video (3 minutes).

Here's a screen shot of the artistic work on a slide.

Whiteboard will be released as part of the current BigBlueButton 0.7 iteration.

If you try it out, give us your feedback as a reply to Denis's announcement of Whiteboard.