BigBlueButton Features

BigBlueButton

Open source web conferencing system for online learning

4.07/5 (14 reviews)

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BigBlueButton Feature Reviews

10 reviewers had the following to say about BigBlueButton's features:

Matt Goodhart

I had a lot of issues using it

2018-12-26

I always had issues getting everyone able to see me as the presenter while being able to view attached documents and interact with one another. My UI was really clean which I liked, but the overall experience was clunky so we moved to a different software ultimately.

Pros

The client side experience was pretty clean.

Cons

There seemed to be a lot of issue with multiple people and media types on a conference call. 3 viewers, a camera for a presenter, a recording pc, and a separare handout presentation.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Timms

Videoconferencing made easy

2018-04-24

When I am presenting something to a group of newcomers and I want to stress or emphasize a particular item, BigBlueButton makes it easy.

Pros

My favorite feature of BigBlueButton is the whiteboard feature because I can highlight things I want to emphasize.

Cons

This has cause me to move BBB from my main to my back up conferencing software, only being used when I need one of the features that only it provides.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Efficient conferencing tool

2018-05-07

It is free to host online conference meeting.

Pros

I find it to be very efficient and easy to use.

Cons

I can't really say that i have a con. My experience with using BigBlueButton has been smooth thus far.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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francesca wetzler

Big Blue Button : Communicate with picture and sound

2018-12-12

Pros

You can also use it for conferences.

Cons

Sometimes issues accur and you have to log out and log in again.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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April Shannon CPhT

Quick and Easy Set Up for Conferences

2019-02-07

I would recommend this product to others looking to set up conferences with students.

Pros

This software is great for tutoring sessions with my online students and it can be launched inside of the LMS we are using for our courses.

Cons

The recorded sessions are only available for 14 days.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Cathy Donnelly

Constant bugs and difficulties

2019-06-08

It's user friendly but most of the time doesn't work right.

Pros

You can record and store the recordings online

Cons

Unending problems with recognizing participants' cameras and microphones.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Laron Harris

Makes videoconferencing easy

2018-02-20

Facilitates online video meetings.

Pros

It has all the features I need for a online video meeting.

Cons

No con really, as it does its job well. The only I drawback I can mention is that it operates in a space where there are a lot of tools of the same nature.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 1-10 employees)

Very Useful Free Software

2019-05-16

Overall it's really helpful. And I can't complain more as it's free to use.

Pros

The best thing I like about BigBlueButton - It has a recording option that allows you to record the meeting and is available for viewing for 7 days.

Cons

I am not sure if it has a Playlist option because I have to upload my presentation file every start of the session so It's kinda waste of time.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Babak Barkhodaei

We integrate BigBlueButton within our Platform for our clients

2017-10-10

Pros

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

Cons

Overall the prdouct is very good as a free tool but it would be good to have a web-app on iOS or Android.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Peter Manning

Good free webinar tool for our external clients

2018-03-21

Pros

Great free alternative for doing live seminars and presentations. Has all the functionalities needed.

Cons

The interface does look a little outdated.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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