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Introduction to         BigBlueButtonDru LavigneCommunity Manager, PC-BSD ProjectNYCBUG, March 2, 2011
This presentation will discuss:The origins of BigBlueButtonBigBlueButtons components and featuresInstallationDemo of useHo...
OriginsEducational Development Center atCarleton University (Ottawa) was expandingits distance education programExisting p...
OriginsFunding was obtained from the Ministry ofResearch and Innovation to create thesolution, initially dubbed TFN-100Fir...
OriginsNow available in 17 languagesUsed by at least 20 companies in Ottawa aswell as many more companies anduniversities ...
Open Source ComponentsComprised of 14 components:ActiveMQ, Asterisk, Asterisk-Java, Flex SDK,Ghostscript, Grails, Image Ma...
Features●   server runs natively on Linux and BSD or    as VMware image●   client is any flash-enabled web browser    on a...
Features●   can connect through browser or VoIP●   raise hand●   see all participants that are connected●   see and hear o...
Features●   .8 will support record and playback●   integrates into Moodle, Drupal, Sakai,    TikiWiki, eFront, WordPress, ...
InstallationInstructions for FreeBSD port are here:http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/InstallingBigBlueButtonFree...
DemoBigBlueButton project provides one here:       http://demo.bigbluebutton.orgThis presentation will use a temporarydemo...
How you can helpTry it out to see if it can act as areplacement for a current proprietarysolution or to augment your organ...
Additional ResourcesProject website:http://www.bigbluebutton.orgSupport: http://www.blindsidenetworks.comInstallation on F...
Discussion          URL to slides:http://www.slideshare.net/dlavigne          /bbb-nycbug        dru@freebsd.org
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  1. 1. Introduction to BigBlueButtonDru LavigneCommunity Manager, PC-BSD ProjectNYCBUG, March 2, 2011
  2. 2. This presentation will discuss:The origins of BigBlueButtonBigBlueButtons components and featuresInstallationDemo of useHow you can help
  3. 3. OriginsEducational Development Center atCarleton University (Ottawa) was expandingits distance education programExisting proprietary solution cost ~$3000per month in licensing fees and did notmeet all of their needsSCE department head was open sourcesavvy and knew that components existed--what was needed was the “glue” to createan integrated solution
  4. 4. OriginsFunding was obtained from the Ministry ofResearch and Innovation to create thesolution, initially dubbed TFN-100First class to use the solution was 09/2007Spun out as a LGPL licensed open sourceproject (BigBlueButton) and a commercialsupport company (Blindside Networks) in03/2008
  5. 5. OriginsNow available in 17 languagesUsed by at least 20 companies in Ottawa aswell as many more companies anduniversities across the globe39 active committersOver 750 members on developers list
  6. 6. Open Source ComponentsComprised of 14 components:ActiveMQ, Asterisk, Asterisk-Java, Flex SDK,Ghostscript, Grails, Image Magick, MySQL,Nginx web server, OpenOffice, Red5 flashserver, SWFTools, Tomcat, and Xuggler Javalibrary
  7. 7. Features● server runs natively on Linux and BSD or as VMware image● client is any flash-enabled web browser on any platform● upload and share PDF and PPT presentations● shared whiteboard● live chat (public and private)● shared desktops
  8. 8. Features● can connect through browser or VoIP● raise hand● see all participants that are connected● see and hear other participants through video● see the presenters cursor● moderator can mute or eject users● presenter can share their desktop● moderator can make anyone a presenter
  9. 9. Features● .8 will support record and playback● integrates into Moodle, Drupal, Sakai, TikiWiki, eFront, WordPress, Joomla, RedMine, Foswiki or can run stand-alone● Matterhorn is working on integrationhttp://opencast.jira.com/wiki/display/MH/Personal+Lecture+Capture+with+Big+Blue+Button
  10. 10. InstallationInstructions for FreeBSD port are here:http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/InstallingBigBlueButtonFreeBSDInstructions will be updated as package, PBIand others become available (e.g. pkgsrc?)
  11. 11. DemoBigBlueButton project provides one here: http://demo.bigbluebutton.orgThis presentation will use a temporarydemo here: 66.111.2.183
  12. 12. How you can helpTry it out to see if it can act as areplacement for a current proprietarysolution or to augment your organizationscollaborative communicationsPort to pkgsrc, OpenBSDGive feedback on scalability or tuningLet us know who is using it
  13. 13. Additional ResourcesProject website:http://www.bigbluebutton.orgSupport: http://www.blindsidenetworks.comInstallation on FreeBSD/PC-BSD:http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/InstallingBigBlueButtonFreeBSD
  14. 14. Discussion URL to slides:http://www.slideshare.net/dlavigne /bbb-nycbug dru@freebsd.org
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