Big Blue Button
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What is BigBlueButton (BBB) ?
BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system developed primarily for distance education.
The BigBlueButton name comes from the initial concept that starting a web conference should be as simple as pressing a metaphorical big blue button.
A team from Seneca CDOT is currently developing BBB along with volunteers and enthusiasts around the world to create an unique, powerful and efficient online class management system.
CDOT BigBlueButton News
For New Developers: Getting started on BBB
Check out BBB Developer guide here: http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/wiki/index.php/Big_Blue_Button_Dev_Guide
Check out Aliases you should edit to your Ubuntu Dev Environment: http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/wiki/index.php/BBB_Dev_Env_Alias
Installing BBB v0.81 on Ubuntu 10.04 https://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/081InstallationUbuntu
CDOT BigBlueButton Contributors
|Fardad Soleimanloo||Supervisor|| fardad.com |
|firstname.lastname@example.org||fardad @ #seneca @ freenode|
|Chad Pilkey||Developer||Blog|| email@example.com |
|capilkey @ #seneca @ freenode|
|Gary (Xinggui) Deng||Developer||Blog|| firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Xgd @ #seneca @ freenode|
|Adam Sharpe||Developer|| |
|Danny Perrone||Developer|| |
|Stanislav Yeshchenko||Developer||Blog|| email@example.com |
|Maxim Khlobystov||Developer|| |
|Anatoly Spektor||Developer|| Blog |
|firstname.lastname@example.org||aspektors @ #seneca @ freenode|
|Bo Li||Developer|| Blog|
| email@example.com |
|Kelan @ #seneca @ freenode|
|Justin Robinson||Developer||Blog|| firstname.lastname@example.org |
|justinrobinson @ #seneca @ freenode|
|Robert Stanica||Developer||Blog|| email@example.com |
|CptnKrunch @ #seneca @ freenode|
|Dale Karp||Developer||Blog|| firstname.lastname@example.org |
|daleee @ #seneca @ freenode|
CDOT BigBlueButton Collaboration
Iteration 5 - BigBlueButton Mobile Client
CDOT BigBlueButton team is working on building an BigBlueButton Air Client which allow user to join BigBlueButton meeting via mobile devices.
Iteration 4 - Integration of Web Gateway with Blackboard
CDOT will be working on building an api that a web application such as Blackboard can use to interact with a BigBlueButton server.
Netbeans Setup (for Prototype): BBB Integration Netbeans
Eclipse Development Environment Setup: BBB Integration Eclipse
Iteration 3 - Increasing Accessibility
CDOT will be working on improving accessibility in BigBlueButton, and is currently investigating solutions such as screen-readers for people with visual impairments.
The focus so far is to make BigBlueButton client accessible by itself and to make BigBlueButton client compatible with outside accessibility software.
For details of project status, check Big Blue Button Accessibility page.
For a detailed breakdown of all the parts finished or currently being worked on, check Big Blue Button Accessibility Tasks page.
Iteration 2 - HTML5 Client
Iteration 1 - Polling Module
As a first step in collaboration , CDOT and BBB agreed on creating a polling system. Please look at the link below to see how the Polling Module will be integrated into BigBlueButton.
- CDOT Polling Module Progress Technical Map (updated monthly)
In order to release our final product for the polling module we need to have localizations of our strings. If you want to contribute to our localization project it is set up here. There are only 42 strings to translate.
Seneca BigBlueButton Web Gateway
- CDOT Development Server 1 (often offline)
- CDOT Development Server 2 (often offline)
- CDOT Development Server 3 (often offline)
Source Code Repositories
Redis Database Documentation