Blindside Networks, the company that started the BigBlueButton project, and eLearning Experts, a certified Moodle Partner, announce a partnership to provide integrated hosting for BigBlueButton to all eLearning Expert customers.
“BigBlueButton has impressed us over the years with its ease of use, stability, deep integration to Moodle,” says Kathie Robeson, CEO eLearning Experts. “We’ve seen growing customer demand for this integration and we are pleased to now offer hosting for BigBlueButton from the company that started the project itself.”
Blindside Networks will provide eLearning Experts hosting for a Free Tier of BigBlueButton that, similar to MoodleCloud, is limited to six concurrent users (no desktop sharing or recordings). The Free Tier will provide eLearning customers with an integrated solution for on-line office hours, tutoring, and small classes. Customers can contact eLearning Experts directly for details on upgrading to the premium hosting.
Blindside Networks premium hosting includes support for larger classes, downloadable session recordings (h.264 videos), dial-in numbers, branded portals, and the ability to invite a guest into a session.
“I’ve been very impressed with the quality of service the eLearning Experts team provides its customers,” says Fred Dixon, CEO of Blindside Networks. “Their team has extensive experience with Moodle, works hard to build deep relationships with their customers, and is committed to customer success. I would recommend anyone looking for Moodle hosting to contact eLearning Experts.”
A recent survey by Moodle Research of 353 Moodle sites showed over 13% of Moodle sites were using the BigBlueButtonBN integration for embedding virtual classrooms in their Moodle site. No other web conferencing system scored high enough to rank on the survey. See: http://research.moodle.net/71/.
BigBlueButton is open source with documentation and source code available at http://bigbluebutton.org/.
About Blindside Networks
Blindside Networks started the BigBlueButton project in 2008 with one goal: to provide remote students a high quality online learning experience. BigBlueButton is a commercial grade open source web conferencing system that enables instructors to teach students online with real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, desktop, and polls. Blindside Networks provides premium hosting and support for BigBlueButton, as well as develops and supports the BigBlueButtonBN integration for Moodle. http://blindsidenetworks.com/.
About eLearning Experts
Found in 2012, but with LMS experience dating back over a decade, Elearning Experts is a master elearning company. The EE team is comprised of many of the most knowledgeable and experienced specialists in Moodle and Totara LMS in the world. Our team of technical and instructional talent attracts a variety of clients; from multi-billion dollar corporations (most of whom work with us under strict non-disclosure) to schools and non-profits. We provide consultation, hosting, support, development, training and instructional design services to organizations across the globe. http://elearningexperts.net/