BigBlueButton Reviews & Product Details

Instructional Designer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The room/password structure is easier for a lot of folks to navigate than a Skype or Zoom meeting link - we generally just link to our BBB landing page and let meeting attendees know which room to join in the meeting invite. BBB also smoothly handles meetings with multiple remote locations, which we run into often, and audio is generally fine to great. We also use Canvas as our LMS, so the integration for faculty and students to use BBB through Canvas conferences is a huge plus. The presenter tools are intuitive and helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Audio does sometimes have hiccups, usually when multiple people are talking at once. Recordings unfortunately don't include the screen-share component of the live meeting, and as a presenter you're limited to sharing PDFs (PowerPoint slides, for instance, have to be converted before or during uploading). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have mostly replaced Skype with BBB for our remote meetings; this has made the meeting process much more user-friendly and gotten a lot of technical headaches out of the way. We're also incorporating BBB into a lot of assignments, solving the problem of students having to leave the LMS for any synchronous activities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What is BigBlueButton?

BigBlueButton is a web conferencing system, designed for online learning.

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BigBlueButton is a web conferencing system, designed for online learning.


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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We have use last six month BBB. Very beautiful GUI and Video conference platform for my company. Video recording, whiteboard and private chat is very nice tool. BBB is not only education platform Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Moodle integration is some problem. I cant integration now. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Can use for internal video collaboration method and e-learning awareness Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Best usage for my company workers is use internal video conference option. No need additional any client program is very nice idea for collaboration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

BBB is very high level education and internal video collaboration platform for company daily usage team working method. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No any idea for since usage for BBB until now Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Your best choose is e-learning system for any size of users for online education and video conferencing solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hand racing function is need many users concurrent connection for video collaboration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Director
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

BigBlueButton is a web-based application for visual communication and all of its features work perfectly for increasing meeting productivity. It delivers high quality for sound and video and make our visual communication easier for us. Sharing attachments is another great feature and lets me share any type of information with my clients. Screen sharing let me share my screen with others and the whiteboard feature is very helpful for highlighting important points. It integrates really well with third-party applications and automate our meetings and conferences in real-time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

BigBlueButton is a good application for attending and hosting meetings but the user interface not as simple as compare to other trending applications for communication. It doesn't perform well on the slow bandwidth of the internet. Customer service doesn't respond fast to solve our facing issues, so it needs more updates for serving big companies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a good application for attending business meetings and features of audio and video calling, whiteboard, file sharing, Instant chat, and recording calls are its best features for real-time communication. Its integration wit Drupal helps me to surf millions of websites for the required content. BigBlueButton is a good option for serving small companies and it doesn't complete our all needs for webinars. So developers should be making changes to its interface for serving large companies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UT
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We can easily organize our online courses and web meetings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

During the courses, sometimes the voice of the participants or the teacher can be lost. It comes back when you refresh the page. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have provided a free solution for our online meetings and courses. We can share videos, presentations, whiteboards and desktops with the participants. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The Private Chat and Screen Share only things i like about it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Everything else sucks i cant even hear or see my teacher Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i cant see anything or hear anything it sucks and its low quality Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mechanical Engineering Assistant
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Director of Open Learning
Education Management
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The product works great across various computer platforms and we use this in a blended class environment with both in-class and online learners. The HTML5 client is so much more stable than the Flash version (of course that was a Flash issue). The support team are highly responsive and keep us apprised of developments. We also like that BBB is integrated with both our academic and corporate type LMSs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Only that it has fewer layout options than the previous version - but this impacts only 1 use case for us out of many use cases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I've used BBB in a few different organizations and would never again work without the vendor doing the hosting. Vendor hosted is the way to go with this software and vendor maturity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to have a smooth learning experience for in-class and online learners using a smart class that lets all the learners in-class and online hear each other. We have seen an increase in students taking courses and a new culture of in-class and online learner collaboration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Contractor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It was user-friendly and easy to use. I enjoyed my experience. I recommend this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. I enjoyed the ease of use of Big Blue Button Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great platform for meetings. I liked how user-friendly everything was on Big Blue Button. I did not have any dislikes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving the problem of meeting with a colleague in a different time zone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Freelance Online Spanish Teacher
E-Learning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the feel and how user friendly it is. I like the themes and colors, and the ability to personalise some features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The connection is not very estable, and there are problems with mics and board tools, which are essential for my classes, and even with the presentation itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For presentation is fine, but collaborating still needs much improvement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to have synchronous teaching using camera, mic, and presentation at the same time in an easy to use and understand platform. Recordings are very convenient as well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's easy to use, offers a lot of features, integrates in Canvas very well, and the developers are very friendly and hands on with their customers! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, very little if anything. I use it all the time and have successfully trained others on how to use it. If anything, maybe additional features, but they are constantly adding them over time so that's a positive thing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The product continually evolves and gets even better with each update and the team behind it is very customer support based and easily accessible. Couldn't ask for a better support team! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to attend classes online during snow days. Having students be able to work on projects together remotely and not in person. Holding office hours online. Being able to record the classes to be viewed later. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Canvas Administrator and Department Chair Biology
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Options to use while presenting were vast and screen sharing is easy. Can switch between types of presentations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Java and flash dependent to run which makes it difficult on most school computers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Request the html to be pushed out so we are not using java and html Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Relaying information to students ad hoc and it has a transcription feature which I have not used. The video analytics are great. I like how easy it is to download but I wish I could restrict students from downloading without doing it gloabally. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technology Sales Specialist/Consultant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It was so easy to figure out how to use bigbluebutton, now I use it all the time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the audio sounds weird, making it difficult to hear people. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to setup web conferences for multiple people within your group, bigbluebutton is the way to go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Makes project collaborations easier, that's the main benefit my laboratory has realized. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Professor
Higher Education
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We like that we can call in and see each other and speak to each other. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no phone-in option and it doesn't play well with Firefox. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it but don't plan to do anything too important because there are freeze ups and drop outs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the distance problem where we have people who need to meet at a distance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Fitness Area Assistant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is very easy to use and it creates a good tool for users to interact while completing projects together. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Without proper instruction, it may be hard to figure out on your own but once you learn, it’s a great resource! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many different people can collaborate on different projects and they can do so remotely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is free. Zero cost. And it works. It can host 20+ more connect point for a video conference. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Difficult to install the software and its dependence running environment. High hardware requirement for hosting server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is good for education industry like schools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My co-workers setup the system in conference room. It works perfect without any limitation like other commercial licensed version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

great for organizing classes and learning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

don't have time to go to classes and need tools like this to help Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

course development is complex and people don't know how to build elearning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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