Blackboard Collaborate vs BigBlueButton as an extension to LMS

Quick Installation, Execution, and Integration of the BigBlueButton Software into LMS
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We help customers to increase their operation efficiency through the implementation of the freeware BigBlueButton and proprietary Blackboard Collaborate for online training and collaboration. Hence, our customers expand the functionality of their existing Canvas LMS, Blackboard Learn, Moodle. However, using of the open-source BigBlueButton web conferencing software helps to reduce the cost of licensing and operating existing paid software, such as Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, WebEx, and Zoom.

Unlike Blackboard Collaborate, which is supplied by the vendor only as SaaS, BigBlueButton is supplied as self-hosted software that can be easily and secure installed on premise servers or on cloud hosting services.

When properly designed and implemented, the self-hosted BigBlueButton software provides educational institutions with greater flexibility and security for online learning and communications. The BigBlueButton software can be deployed in packages of basic and optional services:
Basic Services
1. Deployment of BigBlueButton.
2. Seamless BigBlueButton integration into Canvas LMS and Blackboard Learn, SSO (Single-Sign-On) implementation.
3. BigBlueButton Security: LDAP Integration, SSL Deployment, Backup Configuration.
4. Teacher training and methodological support for the best techniques for working with BigBlueButton.
5. Administrator training.
Optional Services
1. Deploying the server infrastructure: fault tolerance, load balancing, crash recovery, or setting up AWS virtual infrastructure.
2. Ensuring the quality of broadcast video for a large number of users by connecting CDN-networks.
3. Development of additional functionality of BigBlueButton.
4. Technical support and monitoring of the use of BigBlueButton.
Related Services
Eliminating the Expenses for Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, WebEx, Zoom Licenses by Replacing Them with BigBlueButton
Building an e-Learning System Based on BigBlueButton and Canvas LMS Software
BigBlueButton Web Conferencing Software Implementation
Integration of BigBlueButton Web Conferencing Software into Canvas LMS
Blackboard Learn LMS Software Implementation
New Opportunities for LMS Users
Provides an opportunity for teachers and students to carry out convenient online learning in video or audio conference mode without leaving the Canvas LMS or Blackboard Learn.
Cost Reduction
BigBlueButton is distributed free of charge under an open source license; there are no obligatory payments for licensing, or subscriptions to services and support.
Ease to Use
To use BigBlueButton, you do not need to install any additional applications on your computer or on smartphones or tablets (unlike Teams, Skype, Zoom, WebEx).
Increased Security
Deployed on your servers in the office or in a private cloud, remaining only under your control. All online sessions and their records are encrypted and, if necessary, are stored only with you and only under your control (unlike Zoom, WebEx, Teams).

Six reasons
Blackboard Collaborate: It costs much more than our other webinar software (
Zoom: While Zoom claimed it used "end to end encryption" to protect calls, that claim was misleading (

Microsoft Teams: Sometimes Teams cause huge CPU and Memory spikes and one can see the software lag on people's PC's seeming for no reason (
Zoom: The FBI issued a warning to the public about the "hijacking" of online classrooms and teleconferences, The New York City Department of Education, which runs the largest school district in the country, said teachers should no longer use Zoom (
Adobe Connect: Without multiple screens, you can't really see the room while you are screen sharing, making it harder to monitor chat, and, I think, not possible to see others' webcams (
Cisco Webex: Proprietary formats for media sharing and meeting recordings; Initial download requires administrator privileges (
Why educational institutions and companies are switching from other solutions to BigBlueButton:
Key characteristics
The most functional, user-friendly, and secure software for online video training and collaboration in the free software segment.
We provide a full range of services for the implementation of the software, including strategic planning, user engagement.
The software is distributed on the principles of free open-source software. Customers can use our implementation and support services.
The software provides flexible customization options and unlimited opportunities for developing and adjusting open-source software.
We implement this "turnkey" software product in educational organizations and companies, and include additional training programs.
Post-project support of the software can be carried out by consultations on request or via comprehensive support.
About BigBlueButton
Chat Module
Users Module
The BigBlueButton project started at Carleton University in 2007. BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for online learning. The goal of the project is to provide remote students a high-quality online learning experience. Among other similar open source web conferencing systems, BigBlueButton is the most developed in terms of available functionality, which is confirmed by high ranking positions in comparative tests.

The main functional blocks of the BigBlueButton software include the following:
Screenshare Sharing
Phone Module
Videoconference Module
Present Module
Whiteboard Module
Shared Notes Module
Polling Module
Caption Module
Integrated Platforms
AWS, Azure
Amazon and Microsoft data center services
Content delivery networks
Opencast, Kaltura
Video broadcasting and recording solutions
Canvas LMS, Blackboard Learn, Moodle
e-Learning systems
Ellucian Banner, Jenzabar
Student information systems
uPortal, WordPress
Web portal/site platforms
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