BigBlueButton vs Webex Meeting Center: Cost Reduction

300,000 corporate employees
The Project at a Corporation's Training Center
275 trainers
trained employees per year
training programs
Main Goal
The goal of the project is to radically reduce the monthly costs of conducting video lessons through the use of a freely distributed software platform.
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Main Сhallenges
Comparative Analysis
Conduct a comparative analysis and analysis of the best world experience in using open source platforms for online video learning and online conferences.
Replacing the System
Replace an existing WebEx Meeting Center system integrated with Saba with a new free open-source BigBlueButton platform.
Cost Reduction
Provide the possibility of operating BigBlueButton on virtual servers in their own data center without any additional costs for renting external servers.
Seamless Integration
Ensure seamless integration of BigBlueButton platform with Saba e-Learning system and the corporate training center's management system.
Before the start of the project, the supervisory board of the organization formulated the following challenges:
New Functionality
Develop new additional features in the open- source platform BigBlueButton, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the corporation's training center.
Maintenance of the BigBlueButton platform by their own system administrators.
Project Results
Convenient search and access to videos of online classes for teachers and corporate employees through Saba is provided.
Students, teachers and staff received the opportunity to use their unified Saba account (username and password) for use in BigBlueButton.
Balanced load on BigBlueButton servers was provided as well as backup and recovery after failures, and continuous monitoring of threats and performance was provided.
A post-project support of the BigBlueButton platform was provided by own specialists.
The project was implemented within three months, taking into account analysis, platform selection, design, implementation, and training. The project provides a contract for 12 months of after-project support. Integration was implemented using web-services technology, Saba 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 obtained:
Information security of video learning was provided at the level of software technologies, and server equipment, and procedures for managing video learning were ensured.
100% reduction in monthly fees for using 100 WebEx Meeting Center licenses ($ 1,500 to $ 0).
Software Integrated with BigBlueButton
e-Learning software for corporates
Platforms We Use
Canvas LMS, Blackboard Learn, Saba
Learning management systems
Opencast, Echo360, Kaltura
Video broadcasting and recording solutions
Microsoft Office and Google Gmail
Online email services
Ellucian Banner, Jenzabar
Student information systems
Pentaho BI, Microsoft Power BI
Business intelligence systems
CRM software
iSpring, Flipping Book
Authoring toolkits
uPortal, WordPress
Portal platforms
Koha, Sierra and VTLS Virtua
Library management solution
Library discovery system
Microsoft MIM, Oracle IDM
Identity manager system
Electronical resource repository
BigBlueButton, Blackboard Collaborate
Web conferencing software
SSO management system
Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure
Web hosting
Virtualization software
VMWare, KVM, Hyper-V
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