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A brief overview of BigBlueButton

There are two types of users in BigBlueButton: viewer and moderator.

A viewer (typically the student) can chat, send/receive audio and video, respond to polls, display an emoji (such as their raised hand), and participate in a breakout sessions.

A moderator (typically the instructor) can do everything a viewer can, plus more. A moderator can mute/unmute other viewers, lock down viewers (such as restrict them from using private chat), and make anyone the current presenter. There can be multiple moderators in a session.

The presenter can do the following:

  • Upload slides
  • Use the whiteboard to annotate any side
  • Enable/disable multi-user whiteboard
  • Start a poll
  • Share a YouTube, vimeo, or Canvas Studio video
  • Share their screen
  • There can be only one presenter at a time in the session. Any moderator can make any user presenter, including themselves.

We created two overview videos – one for the viewer and the other for the moderator – to show you how the above features work.

Viewer overview
Moderator/Presenter overview

mconf/about_bbb.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/25 22:02 by admin