Providing online classes with big bluebutton 2013-09-30a

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Fred Dixon's Session Presentation: Looking for open source solutions for synchronous learning? Fred Dixon, product manager for BigBlueButton, and Becky Roehrs, from Durham Tech, will demonstrate the latest version of BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for online learning. The presentation will cover (a) how you can use BigBlueButton for real-time sharing of audio, video, chat, presentations, and desktops with remote students, and (b) the integration of BigBlueButton with Moodle, Sakai, and Wordpress.

Presenter(s): Rebekah Roehrs (Durham Tech CC); Fred Dixon (BigBlueButton/Blindside Networks)

When? At 3:45pm to 4:45pm, Monday 30th September
Where? NC3ADL, In 306B, Raleigh Convention Center

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Providing online classes with big bluebutton 2013-09-30a

  1. 1. Providing on-line classes with BigBlueButton Fred Dixon BigBlueButton Project Manager ffdixon@bigbluebutton.org Jesus Federico BigBlueButton Moodle Integration jesus@blindsidenetworks.com
  2. 2. Overview • BigBlueButton Overview – Project Statistics – Recent Activities • LMS Integration • BigBlueButton 0.81 • BigBlueButton Road Map • Feedback
  3. 3. Our Mission We believe every student with a web browser should have access to a high-quality on-line learning experience. We intend to make that possible with BigBlueButton.
  4. 4. Use Cases 1. One-to-one 2. Small group collaboration 3. One-to-Many (< 25)
  5. 5. Slides Audio Video ChatDesktop Sharing
  6. 6. Screen shot
  7. 7. On the Shoulders of Giants • red5 • FreeSWITCH • swftools • tomcat6 • redis • nginx • ffmpeg • ghostscript • ImageMagick • OpenOffice • grails • scala • popcorn.js • FlexLib
  8. 8. BigBlueButton Project • 1.5k members on developer mailing list • Activity: 15k messages • GSOC 2010 • Forked over 1.4k times on GitHUB • Facebook (2.4k likes), Twitter (1.9k Followers) • Localized into 35 languages • Mozilla WebFWD 2011 Graduate • Install in 30 minutes (or your money back!)
  9. 9. Localization https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/bigbluebutton/
  10. 10. code.bigbluebutton.org
  11. 11. • Recent Events
  12. 12. Canada Moodle Moot 2013
  13. 13. Canada Moodle Moot 2013
  14. 14. BigBlueButton is an innovative solution that effectively replaces the previous technology at a much lower cost and meets the changing demands of our institution for delivery of teaching and learning. – Darren Rickets, Project Manager/Technical Lead for ICT, University of West Scotland http://www.bigbluebutton.org/2013/04/20/uofws-wins-commendation-award-for-study-on-bigbluebutton/ Case Study wins commendation award
  15. 15. Recent Tweets @normz - Don Christie, ex-President of the NZ Open Source Society Keynote Speech, Moodle Moot NZ 2013
  16. 16. Mozilla Ignite Challenge We’ve partnered with Chris Kennenberg, Dearborn Michigan Public Schools. https://mozillaignite.org/apps/374/
  17. 17. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/25/mozilla-ignite-challenge-winner-announced
  18. 18. iMoot 2013 Held over 4 days (24h/day) with 64 Speakers using BigBlueButton http://2013.imoot.org/
  19. 19. Best Open Source Application 2013 http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/119652/bossie-awards-2013-the-best-open-source-applications-226975#slide30
  20. 20. http://www.virtualwag.com/
  21. 21. • LMS Support
  22. 22. Sakai • Sakai CLE Integration – Sakai Meeting Tool – Created by Adrian Fish, Lancaster University – Maintained by Jesus Federico, Blindside Networks • Sakai OAE Integration – LTI 1.1
  23. 23. Sakai Meeting Tool • Create Meetings – Recorded – Duration – Join Open/Join Close Date – Permissions – Calendar • Manage Recordings – Publish/un-publish – Delete
  24. 24. Join Meeting View Recordings
  25. 25. Playback recording (slides + audio + chat)
  26. 26. Canvas
  27. 27. Moodle • BigBlueButtonBN and RecordingsBN #11
  28. 28. Moodle Issue Tracker
  29. 29. Download from Plugins Database • Full support for Moodle 1.9 and 2.x • https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=2
  30. 30. After Installation Click ‘Upgrade’ Insert URL and Security Salt for your BigBlueButton server URL Salt 34BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration02/10/2013
  31. 31. Done! • Roles automatically assigned – Students -> Viewers – Non-students -> Moderators 37BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration02/10/2013
  32. 32. • Our Eleventh release (0.81)
  33. 33. Overview of Process • BigBlueButton 0.81-dev – Design and Development • BigBlueButton 0.81-beta – Updated packaging and documentation – Tested build environment (packaging and VM) – No major bugs • BigBlueButton 0.81-RC – Open bugs: 0 – Final testing with community • BigBlueButton 0.81 Released 0.81-RC2
  34. 34. Features • Full Archiving • Accessibility for students with Disabilities • Text tool for Whiteboard • Layout Manager • Unified Users and Listeners • APIs for 3rd party integration – Specify default layout, JavaScript API for the client • Update of icons and skin • Support for IMS Learning Tools Integration
  35. 35. Unified Users and Listeners
  36. 36. Whiteboard Hand pointer to move around slides Triangle Lines Text
  37. 37. Layout Manager
  38. 38. Change Layouts
  39. 39. Playback Chat Audio, Video, Desktop Sharing Presentation Slide Thumbnails
  40. 40. Accessibility • UI is compatible with Screen Readers – JAWS – Implementation by Seneca College
  41. 41. JavaScript Interface • Control via JavaScript – Change the layout – Join audio – Mute/unmute – Stop/start webcam – Inject chat – Get user information New API Demo
  42. 42. Dynamic config.xml User #1 User #2 New API Demo
  43. 43. LTI Certification $ bbb-conf --lti URL: http://test-install.blindsidenetworks.com/lti/tool.xml Customer: bbb Secret: b00be971feb0726fa697671c9cf2e883 Icon URL: http://test-install.blindsidenetworks.com/lti/images/icon.ico • Certified LTI 1.0 – http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/detail.cfm?ID=172 • BigBlueButton can is an LTI enabled tool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSTGfvICYX4#t=74
  44. 44. Looking out beyond 0.81 • Record and Playback – Start/stop • Additional components – Synchronized video playback – Polling – Shared Notes – Breakout rooms
  45. 45. • User Interface – Full Screen support for client (F5) – Support for right-to-left languages • Whiteboard – Mathematical symbols – Shared drawing • Usability – Pre-flight checklist (java, flash, bandwidth, etc.)
  46. 46. Ongoing Projects • Current projects – HTML5 client – WebRTC • Future activites – iOS and Android
  47. 47. • HTML5 Client
  48. 48. BigBlueButton HTML5 Client • Phase 1: Viewer client – One-way: presentation, webcam, hear audio – Two-way: chat • Phase 2: Two-way audio/video – Two-way audio/video using WebRTC • Phase 3: Full Client – Full implementation of all capabilities
  49. 49. • Prototype
  50. 50. http://www.bigbluebutton.org/2012/10/02/progress-on-bigbluebutton-html5-client/
  51. 51. Round #1: Comparison Flash HTML5 Client
  52. 52. iPad
  53. 53. Dearborn Michigan Test (January 11, 2013) iPad Desktop
  54. 54. Summary We believe every student with a web browser should have access to a high-quality on-line learning experience We intend to make that possible using BigBlueButton
  55. 55. • bigbluebutton.org • code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton • github.com/bigbluebutton • twitter.com/bigbluebutton • facebook.com/bigbluebutton • youtube.com/bigbluebuttonshare

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