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Switching the Systems
Replace the existing Adobe Connect system integrated with Blackboard Learn with the newly selected BigBlueButton free platform.
Maintenance of the BigBlueButton platform by their own system administrators.
Ensure seamless integration of the BigBlueButton platform with the LMS (Learning Management System) and Ellucian Banner student management system.
Before the start of the project, the supervisory board of the organization formulated the following challenges:
Provide the possibility of operating BigBlueButton on virtual servers in their own data center without any additional costs for renting external servers.
Remove barriers to start using the online platform - BigBlueButton works through any popular browser.
100% reduction of monthly fees for using 50 Adobe Connect licenses ($ 2500 to $0).
The post-project support of the BigBlueButton platform was provided by their own specialists.
Information security of video training was provided at the level of software technologies, server equipment, and ensured the procedures for managing video training.
Students, teachers, and staff had the opportunity to use their existing unified Blackboard Learn account (username and password) for use in BigBlueButton.
The project was implemented within two months, taking into account analysis, platform selection, design, implementation and training. The project provides a contract for 24 months of after-project support. Integration was implemented using web-services technology, Blackboard Building Blocks (API). The project team included an architect, programmers, systems engineers, as well as instructors to train teachers and system administrators.
Due to the effective organization of design work, the following results were realized:
Balanced load on BigBlueButton servers, provided backup and recovery after failures, provided continuous monitoring of threats and operability.
Convenient search and access to videos of online classes for teachers and students through Blackboard Learn were provided.
Software Integrated with BigBlueButton
Student information software
Eliminating the Expenses for Adobe Connect, Blackboard Connect, WebEx, Zoom Licenses by Replacing Them with BigBlueButton