BigBlueButton is a live, eClassroom module. It supports Whiteboard presentations (PowerPoint imports) screen sharing of local programs, voice, webcam, text chat and online quick poll audience responses etc. Presentations can be recorded for later playback.
Full participation requires a computer with Adobe Flash Player. Screen/Application sharing requires Java. Recorded playback can be done on any device. Participation can be done via iPad with the third-party App named "Puffin Browser". A Free ad supported version of Puffin is available or for $3.99 you can buy the full version with no ads (recommended). iPads/Tablets do not support Java at all, so no screen sharing can be initiated via iPad/Tablet.
Click 'system requirements' for a PDF document of the minimum system requirements needed to use BigBlueButton.
To see if your system works with BigBlueButton click here to launch the Demo room and test your system configuration.
Below are two brief ~5 min. "How-To" overviews of Big Blue Button, one for viewing/participating and one for being the moderator/presenter.