Friday, April 30, 2010

Welcome Summer of Code Students

We'd like to welcome two new committers to the bigbluebutton team. Neeraj Kumar and Marko Calderon will be working on BigBlueButton this summer, and hopefully a long time after that as well.

Neeraj is a senior undergrad from Indian Institute Of Technology, Varanasi. He'll be working mostly on the client side to improve the UI and implement new functionality such as Chat Translation, and Video Co-Viewing.

Marko is in his final year studying Computer Engineering at ESPOL University in Ecuador. He submitted a compelling proposal on implementing the much sought-after Record&Playback functionality in BigBlueButton.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Tutorial Videos: Viewer and Presenter

We've created two new tutorial videos for BigBlueButton. The first video shows you how to use BigBlueButton as a Student (Viewer). It covers chat, joining the voice conference, sharing your web cam, and resizing windows.

The second video shows how to present information using BigBlueButton. It includes how to upload slides, make another user presenter, mute/un-mute listeners, and share your desktop.

The videos all have a table of contents, so it's easy to jump to a specific topic.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Eight Simultaneous Web Cams


It's possible with BigBlueButton.

TikiWiki integrating BigBlueButton into their CMS/Groupware project

Mark Laporte, the project leader for TikiWiki, a very powerful open source CMS/Groupware project, recently proposed integrating BigBlueButton into TikiWiki as part of their eLearning strategy.

Looks like the proposal is getting a lot of support on the TikiWiki developer mailing list.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Coverage in OStatic

Lisa Hoover just published an article on BigBlueButton Brings Video Conferencing to Classrooms in OStatic, a GigaOM network site.

When we were recently covered by Web Resources Depot, our traffic really spiked.

Looking forward to seeing the magnitude of the GigaOM-effect.

BigBlueButton 0.64 Released

We've released BigBlueButton 0.64 (code named Lickety-split).

This release increased the scalability and speed of desktop sharing, added finer-grain listener management, and new additions to the API. For more information see Release Notes.