Thanks to Steve Boneham -- a consultant that offers research, development and training in web design, podcasting, digital video, social media & e-Learning -- for his very detailed review of BigBlueButton.
In his review he wrote:
The interface feels slick and less clunky than some other systems I’ve used.We're trying to keep the interface really simple.
He also wrote:
At present, there is no way to record and playback sessions ... this is the most requested feature and is planed to ship with v0.8, although as with much OSS, the timescales for that aren’t set in stone.We're working hard on record and playback. Stay tuned!