BigBlueButton Integration With Moodle

The BigBlueButtonBN plugin for Moodle is developed and supported by Blindside Networks.  It is compatible with Moodle 2.6 and later.
You can install the BigBlueButtonBN (the "BN" is for Blindside Networks) plugin with just a few steps.

Installation Steps

The easiest way to install the plugin is to create an account on, then click login to your Moodle site, navigate to Dashboard / Site administration / Plugins / Install plugins and click “Install plugins from the Moodle plugins directory”.

When you install the BigBlueButtonBN plugin it comes pre-configured to use your "test-install" server.  You are free to use it for testing as long as you like.

If you have your own BigBlueButton server, you can enter the credentials (see screen shot below) returned from entering the following command on your BigBlueButton server.

bbb-conf --secret

Of course, you can also contact us for hosting options as well.  

The BigBlueButtonBN plugin provides your instructors and students full access to BigBlueButton’s capabilities from within your Moodle interface. It enables you to:

  • Create activity links in a course for online classes (no need for students to login twice)
  • Limit students from entering an online class before a teacher joins
  • Create custom welcome messages
  • Schedule classes in the Moodle calendar
  • Launch BigBlueButton in its own window
  • View (and manage) recordings

The screen shot below shows a class ready for joining (the student can click the 'Join Session' button) and a past recording ready for viewing.

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