BigBlueButton: Configuration Help


Big Blue Button Configuration Help:

This article contains useful instructions on how to use the BigBlueButton video conferencing application. 

How to join a session:

Note that in order to join a session and use BigBlueButton, Flash must be enabled on your device. 

1. Open the Moodle that contains the conference that you need to join. Click on the BigBlueButton link. 

bigbluebutton link in moodle


2. Click Join Session. 


How to Connect Audio or Video:

In the top right corner of the BigBlueButton window, there are two buttons that can be used to connect audio and/or video to the conference. 

1. For Audio, click the Share Audio button. If you have a compatible headset, then clicking the button will instantly allow other people in the conference to hear your audio. 

big blue button share audio button


2. To connect video, click the Share My Camera button.

share camera button in bigblue button


3. A second window will appear where you can change the resolution of the video. Click Start Sharing button to continue.

 start sharing button for bigbluebutton video


How to Share a Screen:

1. Refer to the top left corner of the screen and click on the Share my Screen button. 

share my screen button in bigbluebutton


2. This will begin the screen sharing, and a presenter's preview will open for your reference. 

screen sharing in bigbluebutton



Chatting( with Group or an individual):

Chatting in the conference is done using the chat menu in the top right corner of the window. 

1. To chat with the entire conference, see that the tab labeled "All" is selected. Then enter text into the box and click Send

bigbluebutton chat menu


2. To chat with a specific person, click the "+" tab and select an individual from the provided list. 

chatting with individual in bigbluebutton


Adding a File:

1. To add a file to the presentation window, click the Upload File button at the bottom of the window. 

upload file button in bigbluebutton


2. Use the file picker to find the file that you need to add then click the Upload button.

adding file to bigbluebutton conference


3. The file will be displayed in the presentation window where it can be edited and discussed with the conference.


Changing Presenters:

Being the moderator of the conference allows you to change the person who is presenting. To do so, use the Users menu in the top left corner of the window. Click Switch presenter and choose a user from the list. 

users menu in bigbluebutton


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3/5/2018 1:28:04 PM