BigBlueButton Moodle Integration

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An overview of the integration of BigBlueButton into Moodle

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    Also article about BigBlueButton, - http://itmultimedia.ru/besplatnye-web-videokonferencii-s-ispolzovaniem-bigbluebutton-opyt-ustanovki-i-ispolzovaniya/
    In Russian.
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BigBlueButton Moodle Integration

  1. 1. +BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration Fred Dixon BigBlueButton Developer ffdixon@bigbluebutton.org Last updated: 2011-05-04
  2. 2. Overview• Overview of BigBlueButton open source project• Integration with Moodle – Setup a BigBlueButton Server – Install BigBlueButton Activity Module (1.9 & 2.0)• Project Roadmap• Developer Information• Resources04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 2
  3. 3. About BigBlueButton• BigBlueButton is a open source web conferencing for distance education• 3+ Years of development• 868 members on developer mailing list• Active community: 11k+ messages• Google Summer of Code 2010• 9 Releases• Install in 15 minutes (or your money back!)04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 3
  4. 4. Integrations Moodle 1.9 & 2.004/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 4
  5. 5. Typical Setup + Asynchronous Synchronous (non-real time) (real-time) LMS Slides Gradebook Video Portfolio Audio etc. Desktop sharing Chat04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 5
  6. 6. Interface Audio Desktop Sharing Chat Slides Video04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 6
  7. 7. Want to see 20+ webcams? Yep, it’s possible04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 7
  8. 8. Use Cases1. Virtual Office Hours2. Small Group Collaboration3. Distance Education04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 8
  9. 9. Quick Guide for Integration1. Visit – http://bigbluebutton.org/2. Watch overview videos – http://bigbluebutton.org/content/videos3. Setup a BigBlueButton server (public test server available)4. Install Moodle Activity Module (1.9 & 2.0)04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 9
  10. 10. Install BigBlueButton• Requirements – Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit or 64-bit server – 2+ cores, +2GHZ, +2G memory• Instructions – http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/InstallationUbuntu last command: sudo apt-get install bigbluebutton04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 10
  11. 11. Get URL and SaltUse `bbb-conf --salt` to get API URL and Salt from the server$ bbb-conf --salt URL: http://test-install.blindsidenetworks.com/bigbluebutton/ Salt: 8cd8ef52e8e101574e400365b55e11a6 We’ll use this URL and Salt (shared secret) to configure the activity link in Moodle04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 11
  12. 12. Install Activity Module1. Download BigBlueButton Moodle Activity Module – http://bigbluebutton.org/support2. Unzip in moodle directory04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 12
  13. 13. 3. Click ‘Upgrade’4. Insert URL and Security Salt for your BigBlueButton server URL Salt04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 13
  14. 14. 5. Insert BigBlueButton link into course6. Specify title Students wait until teacher joins04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 14
  15. 15. 7. Done!• Roles automatically assigned – Students -> Viewers – Non-students -> Moderators04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 15
  16. 16. Project Status• BigBlueButton 0.8 (in development) – Record and Playback – Pre-uploading of slides – Pre-flight checklist• Roadmap to 1.0 – http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/RoadMap04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 16
  17. 17. Record and Playback 1. Record content (data + media) – Use open standards for content 2. Open architecture for multiple playback formats 3. First release include HTML5 playback – Audio + Presentation + Events04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 17
  18. 18. ScenarioClass starts at 7:00 PM1. Students login to Moodle2. Click “CS 101 Thursday 7-9PM”3. Enter BigBlueButton04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 18
  19. 19. After session ends 2011-02-01 7:02 PM View 2011-02-02 6:58 PM View Links to recordings ** Mockup **04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 19
  20. 20. HTML5 Playback (Slides + Audio) Slides Audio04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 20
  21. 21. Commercial Support Available Commercial + + Support http://bigbluebutton.org/support04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 21
  22. 22. For Developershttps://github.com/bigbluebutton http://devbuild.bigbluebutton.org/ http://hudson.bigbluebutton.org: Latest developer build Source Code 04/05/2011 Continuous Integration Server BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 22
  23. 23. Cool Projects• Android version of BigBlueButton now in development by team in Brazil• See – http://bit.ly/iaE7NJ04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 23
  24. 24. Other features• Localized into 24 languages• Use dial-in numbers for voice conference – Try on http://demo.bigbluebutton.org/• Built-in Google Translate – Chat with people all around the world on the demo server04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 24
  25. 25. Resources• Videos • http://bigbluebutton.org/content/videos• Demo server – http://demo.bigbluebutton.org/• FAQ (>100 answers) – http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 25
  26. 26. Follow our project• Twitter – http://twitter.com/bigbluebutton• Blog – http://bigbluebutton-blog.blogspot.com/• FaceBook – http://www.facebook.com/bigbluebutton• Google Groups: – bigbluebutton-users – bigbluebutton-setup – bigbluebutton-dev04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 26
  27. 27. Summary• Our goal: To enable universities and colleges to provide remote students a high-quality learning experience• How can you help? – Try out BigBlueButton and share your experience!04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 27
  28. 28. Contact info• Fred Dixon, ffdixon@bigbluebutton.org – BigBlueButton Developer – BigBlueButton Activity module for 1.9 and 2.0 • http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4536&filter=1• Recent interview on FLOSS Weekly – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjvt831vtUQ04/05/2011 BigBlueButton + Moodle Integration 28

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