Canvas Conferences/BigBlueButton

Question

Can I use the BigBlueButton Canvas Conferences feature?

Answer

BigBlueButton has partnered with Canvas to provide all customers with a free version of the tool. Instructors can use BigBlueButton to create conferences and invite students, and students can use conferences from within their student group. BGSU does not have a paid license for the integration, so instructors are only able to use the free version.

To access BigBlueButton:

  1. Navigate to your Canvas course.
  2. Select Conferences from the left navigation menu. 
  3. Select + Conference
  4. Select BigBlueButton as the new conference Type.

Please note: BigBlueButton does not allow the instructor to invite users outside their Canvas course, and there can only be 10 active meetings in total for BGSU users at any given time. ITS recommends using Zoom in Canvas for conferencing needs. 

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.

Details

Article ID: 120553
Created
Tue 11/17/20 11:41 AM
Modified
Tue 11/17/20 1:06 PM