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BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for online learning, which is integrated into the Canvas virtual learning environment (VLE).

Features include supports for multiple audio and video sharing; presentations with extended whiteboard capabilities, such as a pointer, zooming and drawing; public and private chat, desktop sharing and support for presentation of PDF documents and Microsoft Office documents.

Users may also enter the conference in one of two roles: viewer or moderator. As a viewer, a user may join the voice conference, share their webcam, raise their hand, and chat with others. As a moderator, a user may mute/unmute others, eject any user from the session, and make any user the current presenter. The presenter may upload slides and control the presentation.

Contact Learning Technology Services for more information and help about using BigBlueButton at St George’s.

 

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