BigBlueButton Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Open source web conferencing system for online learning

4.17/5 (12 reviews)

BigBlueButton overview

BigBlueButton is an open-source web collaboration software utilized by education organizations for e-learning and training. The software offers numerous options for customization and integration as per requirements of the users.
BigBlueButton enables users to conduct web-conferencing and share documents, audio and video files for online learning. The software’s “whiteboard” feature allows presenters to mark valuable topics in the presentation. In addition, its “polling” feature engages learners and helps the presenter to receive feedback. BigBlueButton’s “desktop sharing” feature extends beyonds slides and allows moderators to share their screen with the audience enabling a better understanding of topics.
BigBlueButton supports multiple users in a video conference with no cap on numbers of active webcams. The software also supports voice conferencing via Voice Over IP (VOIP) without additional hardware requirements.


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United States

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BigBlueButton reviews

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Michael Timms

Videoconferencing made easy

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-24
Review Source: Capterra

When I am presenting something to a group of newcomers and I want to stress or emphasize a particular item, BigBlueButton makes it easy.My favorite feature of BigBlueButton is the whiteboard feature because I can highlight things I want to emphasize.

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Chasity` Millen

Ease of Use. Perfect for Virtual Learning

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-21
Review Source: Capterra

I love the functionality of the program and being able to have multiple instructors at once. I appreciate the share screen option and also being able to use webcams and microphones interchangeably.

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Laron Harris

Makes videoconferencing easy

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-20
Review Source: Capterra

Facilitates online video meetings.I find BigBlueButton very useful for videoconferencing and and webinars. It is easy to setup and launch and the interface is quite friendly. It has all the features I need for a online video meeting.

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Babak Barkhodaei

We integrate BigBlueButton within our Platform for our clients

Used other for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-10
Review Source: Capterra

Platform was easy to setup and integrate with our platform Product is free to use for our end client so many opt to use the service Has many features that makes online webinars and training effective

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Efficient conferencing tool

Used other for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

It is free to host online conference meeting.My organization uses BigBlueButton for hosting our meetings. I find it to be very efficient and easy to use. It is a free ad open-source technology so that is a plus.

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BigBlueButton features

Call Recording
Live / Video Conferencing
Third Party Integration

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Call Monitoring (52 other apps)
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Call Routing (62 other apps)
Call Transfer (58 other apps)
Caller ID (58 other apps)
Instant Messaging (55 other apps)
Monitoring (51 other apps)
Receiving (53 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (56 other apps)
SMS Integration (49 other apps)
Voice Mail (50 other apps)

Additional information for BigBlueButton


BigBlueButton is an open-source software, so no capital expenditure is incurred on its deployment. Additionally, developers can customize its full source API and integrate it with IMS Learning Tools.
BigBlueButton assists in online learning via web-conferencing. Users can share documents, audio and video files for collaboration.
Presenters can showcase any PDF or Microsoft Office document and annotate important topics with BigBlueButton’s whiteboard feature.
Learners can interact with professors or fellow students via a private or public chat.
BigBlueButton allows users to record webinars and lectures for later playback for better understanding.
Other useful features of BigBlueButton are desktop sharing, polling, WebRTC (Web Real Time Communication) audio, and voice conferencing.