Summer 2018 Hosting Updates

Hosting

Summer is always the time which we release updates to our hosting environment for BigBlueButton. We want to cover three major updates coming soon: Personal Rooms HTML5 Mobile Client for Viewers Screen Sharing without Java Personal Rooms Customers have asked us for the ability to use BigBlueButton outside their learning management system (LMS).  To enable … Read more

Support for GDPR

Hosting

We recently added a document to our website describing our support for the upcoming General Data Protection Rights (GDPR) act, due to take effect May 25, 2018. See   https://blindsidenetworks.com/gdpr/ Blindside Networks provides hosting to many organizations world-wide for BigBlueButton.  This document describes, in plain language, the personal information we collect from a user, why we … Read more

Meeting Statistics Now Available for Recorded Sessions

Hosting

To give teachers more insight into student engagement during an online session we created a new recording format called Statistics Report. When a student participates in an online class BigBlueButton, will capture their user events (such as joining, leaving, chatting, raising hand, etc.) in order to create a playback file for the recorded session.   For … Read more

NISOD Virtual Conference held with BigBlueButton

Hosting

Each year the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) holds an annual user conference. This year, six months after their user conference, they wanted to hold a NISOD virtual conference to enable more opportunities for collaboration and professional development amongst their members. NISOD used BigBlueButton and Blindside Networks to host their first virtual … Read more

Supporting iMoot 2014

Hosting

Blindside Networks is once again providing commercial support for BigBlueButton to iMoot, the international on-line Moodle Moot. iMoot 2014 is a completely online conference with attendees and presenters from all over the world. All 70+ sessions are held online using BigBlueButton. We are providing the hosting for BigBlueButton, support of the staff, and conversion of … Read more

Video Playback Improvements

Hosting

For a while, we’ve offered video files of recordings on our hosted platform for BigBlueButton, as an alternative to the standard HTML5-based format. (Also check out details on our hosted BigBlueButton offering.) Over the past week, some updates have been rolled out. These changes will apply to all video format recordings going forwards, but existing … Read more

Video Playback of a BigBlueButton Recording

Hosting

As part of our professional hosting for BigBlueButton we also create video files of the recording.  These video files are playback on the desktop and on iOS and Andriod devices (phones and tablets).   The playback of a video includes the chat messages to the right. Here’s a link to a sample video payback of … Read more