BigBlueButton – Teacher Video Conference

A question came up this week about what is a preferred tool for video conferencing. I came across BigBlueButton which has features teachers would like. There is sharing a screen and recording your session. Both brilliant for playback useful for pupils with neurodiversity needs. Also, there are breakout rooms where if you are teaching a large group it is useful to split them into small groups for at least part of the session.

This I was able to do as on a free trial. I can login with google or microsoft office365 or email. Also you can share your screen. You can have multiple web cams in a gallery view. You can also poll your students.

As teachers are having to teach remotely having a tool like this seems a real way forward especially as all the activity on the session is recorded including the chat as well.

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