BigBlueButton 0.9.0 released

BigBlueutton, the most popular open source web conferencing system for on-line learning with deep integration with Moodle has been upgraded to a new version 0.9.0 which is their twelfth release to date.

The current release of the BigBlueButton is a major step towards of the goal of BigBlueButton i.e. every student with a web browser should have access to a high-quality on-line learning experience.

Features in this release include:

  • improved audio using web real-time communication (WebRTC) support in FireFox and Chrome web browsers,
  • teachers can now choose which segments of their class are recorded using the Start/Stop Record button, and
  • users now test their microphone before joining the audio bridge and can also join in Listen Only mode.

The goals of this release were to

  • improve the overall quality of audio,
  • give Teachers more control over the recordings, and
  • increase the likelihood that users enter with a functioning microphone.

You can download the BigBlueButton web conferencing system Moodle plugins from this link: https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=2

The release notes for the latest release of BigBlueButton are found here: http://docs.bigbluebutton.org/support/release-notes.html

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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