Presentation on theme: "ON-LINE LEARNING SIMPLIFIED bigbluebutton.org. Vision We believe that every student with a web browser should have access to a high- quality, on-line."— Presentation transcript:
Vision We believe that every student with a web browser should have access to a high- quality, on-line education. We intend to make that possible using BigBlueButton.
What is BigBlueButton? BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for on-line learning. BigBlueButton enables you to share documents (PDF and any office document), webcams, chat, audio and your desktop. It can also record sessions for later playback.
BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students. Built For Online Learning
The beta BigBlueButton 0.81 release offers: Simplified Users Interface Improved APIs for integration with 3rd party applications Record and Playback whiteboard and webcams Support for IMS LTI 1.0 BigBlueButton 0.81 -beta
InfoWorld selects BigBlueButton as one of the best open source applications for 2013 Each year, InfoWorld’s Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for business. On September 17th, InfoWorld announced that BigBlueButton was selected as one of the best open source applications for 2013.
BigBlueButton : One of the top winners of the Mozilla Ignite Challenge Our proposal to build a High Quality Open Source Web Conferencing system for on-line learning ranks amongst the top four projects and is featured on the White House blog. View Article Sharing four high-definition webcams, presentation, and chat in BigBlueButton. Pictured in the screen shot are Raymond Lai (above) and Fred Dixon (below). (Photo by BigBlueButton, taken by Fred Dixon)
Features BigBlueButton can record your lectures for later playback by students. Record and Playback Whiteboard controls let you annotate and call out key parts of your presentation for viewers. Whiteboard Go beyond slides. The presenter can broadcast their desktop for all students to see. Works on Mac, Unix and PC. Desktop Sharing Multiple users can share their webcam at the same time. There is no built-in limit on the number of simultaneously active webcams. Web Cam BigBlueButton voice conferencing supports voice over IP (VOIP) Integrated VoIP The presenter can upload any PDF presentation or Microsoft office document to present, zoom, pan, and keep students in sync. Presentation
Features that a teacher will enjoy You are in control As moderator, you control the audio of all users and you can make anyone presenter (including yourself). Annotate your presentations The built-in whiteboard tools allow you to zoom, highlight, draw and write on your presentation to make your point clear to remote students. See your students Multiple users can share their webcams, thereby giving on-line tutoring, small group collaboration and distance education a personal touch. Present,Draw,Recordand much more! Watch how you can present information to remote students
Engaging learning experience for students Control your layout As a viewer, you can change your layout to emphasize the presentation, chat or video — whatever makes the most sense for enhanced learning. Chat with others You can chat with everyone in the class or have a private chat with the teacher. View recorded sessions Don’t worry if you’ve missed a class. BigBlueButton records the session for later playback. View & listen to presentations,ask questions & participate in group conversations. Watch how students can engage in a classroom remotely
Developer friendly environment API Examples The BigBlueButton installation comes with extensive, full source API examples to demonstrate how to integrate with your applications. API BigBlueButton gives you a well-documented application programming interface to connect a BigBlueButton server to your application. Learning Tools Integration (LTI) If your application supports IMS Learning Tools Integration 1.0 (or higher), your integration is done. BigBlueButton is LTI 1.0 compliant. Developer Overview BigBlueButton offers many options and APIs for customization and integration.