BigBlueButton is an extremely popular open source web conferencing system for online learning that complements Moodle perfectly, providing an easy to use tool for HowToMoodle clients to add real time video, talk, presentations and chat to their courses.
HowToMoodle will include web conferencing with all of its hosting plans from November 2016. HowToMoodle clients will be able to conduct virtual classrooms with webcam sharing, chat, polling and presentation sharing for up to 6 participants at no extra charge. Additional options such as session recording, desktop sharing and additional users can be added, if required, with the “Conference Plus” package.
Speaking on the partnership, HowToMoodle’s Director Ray Lawrence comments; “An increasing number of our clients have identified the benefits of a web conferencing solution to work with their Moodle site. Our clients will now have the facility to conduct real time training sessions, meetings tutorials and more at no extra cost. Adding a web conferencing session is just like adding any other activity to Moodle.”
Frederick Dixon from Blindside Networks comments; "We are delighted to be working with HowToMoodle to provide their customers with real-time interaction with students. As customers are looking for ways to increase student engagement and retention, this partnership enables HowToMoodle to offer an integrated hosting solution with BigBlueButton that gives instructors the ability to share their audio, video, slides, chat and desktop and to engage students with polling and emojis. Instructors may record the sessions as well for easy viewing later on from within Moodle."