[nmglug] Jitsi vs. BigBlueButton

Jonathan Haack jonathan at jonathanhaack.com
Fri Apr 24 11:10:55 PDT 2020

Good update on this ... I attended the Faculty Senate meeting today and
turns out that BigBlueButton was quietly turned on in Canvas at our site
about 4 years ago but information was slow in getting out!  Problem
solved ...


On 4/23/20 9:48 AM, Jonathan Haack wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thanks for all the talk about Jitsi - yes, it is very easy and secure
> to use and great free software.
> However, I am also a teacher - and group work, or breakout rooms in
> conferencing systems is _*essential*_ to many of the lessons I teach
> online.
> For that reason, I reached out to Dave Lane, President of NZ Open
> Source Society, and also head sys admin at OERu.org.
> He suggested I run BigBlueButton, and allowed me to test his
> self-hosted instance last night: https://bbb.nzoss.nz/b
> BigBlueButton's community server cannot handle classes over an hour
> due to increased load, so my question to everyone here is ... is there
> interest in the NM GLUG community for setting up a community
> BigBlueButton instance?
> The server requirements are actually fairly beefy:
> https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/2.2/install.html#minimum-server-requirements
> Of course, this project is FLOSS or I would not share it (LGPL
> licensed): https://bigbluebutton.org/open-source-license/
> Anyway, if someone can provide the host and bandwidth and give me
> shell/key  access, I can do all the set up DNS, etc., and server
> configuration, mail relay for accounts for us, etc.  I just don't have
> enough space on my home server or another spare host - and putitng
> this in a VPS would be $$$$$$ as fuck.
> Other ideas also welcome as a solution to this ...
> Thanks all,
> Jonathan Haack
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