Bringing education to every corner of the world
We believe every student should have access to education regardless of where they live. We build elegant solutions that enable instructors to coach, teach, and inspire students online to reach their full potential.
We built the world’s most popular open-source web conferencing system: BigBlueButton.
A web conferencing system designed for online learning. It has everything you would expect in a commercial system including real-time audio, video, screen sharing, slides, polls, shared notes, whiteboard, and breakout rooms. Thanks to the open-source license, anyone can setup their own BigBlueButton server.
BigBlueButton’s popularity has made it the default virtual classroom for
many major learning management systems (LMS) including Moodle Cloud, Sakai, Canvas, Jenzabar, and D2L. And thanks to our global community, BigBlueButton is available in over 25 languages (including Mandarin and Cantonese).
A typical BigBlueButton server can handle about 150 concurrent sessions. But what if your school needs to support 1,500 concurrent online students in virtual classes?
Scaling BigBlueButton with Scalelite
Blindside Networks has released a flexible open-source load balancer, designed specifically for BigBlueButton, that evenly spreads the meeting load over a pool of BigBlueButton servers.
The load balancer, called Scalelite, makes the pool of BigBlueButton servers appear to the front-end as a single (very scalable) BigBlueButton server.
For documentation on how to setup, configure, and administrate Scalelite, along with full source code (under the AGPL licence), see the GitHub project at Scalelite.