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Asked 24th Apr, 2020

How would you compare Big Blue Button (bbb) vs Microsoft Zoom in online teaching ?

I have used bbb in online teaching and Zoon in online conference. I would like you to share your experience with me if you have used any of them. Please share any technical problems.

Most recent answer

16th Nov, 2020
Essam Fadel Alwan Al-Jumaily
University of Baghdad
Zoom is much higher quality and used in all conferences meeting.

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24th Apr, 2020
Mostafa Rashdan
Aswan University
From my opinion, i like Zoom more. With bbb, sometimes i need to refresh the page once every a while so that my students can here my voice clearly.
1 Recommendation
24th Apr, 2020
Farhana Shahzad
University of Oxford
I have used BBB and zoom both. But I found BBB much easier than zoom also safer in terms of controlling anonymous participants. I agree BBB has issues with refreshing though.
1 Recommendation
24th Apr, 2020
Anton Vrdoljak
University of Mostar
There are many tools for meetings or teaching online, and I will recommend Google Meet or Hangouts Meet app (Android). Recently I saw that many colleagues recommending Zoom too, but my experience with that tool is poor. Google Meet allow you to make videos of your meetings/on-line classes, but recording features are available with the G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education editions.
2 Recommendations
14th May, 2020
Ihab A. Satam
Northern Technical University
I'm only using Zoom
21st Aug, 2020
Edgardo Samuel Barraza Verdesoto
Uniminuto (Bogotá location)
BBB will disappear at final of 2020
21st Aug, 2020
Mostafa Rashdan
Aswan University
@Edgardo Samuel Barraza Verdesoto, why do you think so ? Please share your reasons.
1 Recommendation
21st Aug, 2020
Edgardo Samuel Barraza Verdesoto
Uniminuto (Bogotá location)
Flash player is the foundation of BBB, and Flash Player will disappear at final of 2020
1 Recommendation
21st Aug, 2020
Edgardo Samuel Barraza Verdesoto
Uniminuto (Bogotá location)
In addition, Flash Player is not secure and Adobe and a large portion of browser do not recommend its use
24th Aug, 2020
Mostafa Rashdan
Aswan University
Thanks
1 Recommendation
31st Aug, 2020
Mostafa Rashdan
Aswan University
Thank you all for your valuable inputs to this discussion.
1 Recommendation
10th Sep, 2020
Anton Vrdoljak
University of Mostar
To Edgardo Samuel Barraza Verdesoto: I found that the latest BigBlueButton release features an HTML5 client, i.e. BigBlueButton offers a pure HTML5 client!
2 Recommendations
28th Sep, 2020
Mostafa Rashdan
Aswan University
Thanks for sharing the link below, i am using BBB in teaching.
2 Recommendations
29th Sep, 2020
Anton Vrdoljak
University of Mostar
You're welcome Mostafa Rashdan, and thanks for recommendation! I have found BBB very handy for online exams. BBB is integrated in our LMS SUMARUM (based on Moodle platform).
2 Recommendations
29th Sep, 2020
Mostafa Rashdan
Aswan University
Yes, I am using it through Moodle platform.
2 Recommendations
15th Nov, 2020
Himendra Balalle
National Institute of Business Management, Sri Lanka
we used BBB with moodle, It is a good combination, It is a simple application with all required features, It is not taking much bandwidth like MS Team
1 Recommendation
16th Nov, 2020
Chinaza Godswill Awuchi
Kampala International University (KIU)
BigBlueButton is an open-source web conferencing and social collaboration software utilized by educational institutions for providing e-learning facilities
Zoom is a scalable, cloud based video conferencing & web conferencing platform enabling online meetings, webinars, file sharing, group messaging, and more https://www.getapp.com/it-communications-software/a/bigbluebutton/compare/zoom/
2 Recommendations
16th Nov, 2020
Chinaza Godswill Awuchi
Kampala International University (KIU)
Zoom is much higher quality than Hangouts by a long shot." It's easy to see why this stuff — better call quality, the ability to record meetings, and being able to share high-quality video over that call — help to set Zoom apart from the competition. https://www.businessinsider.com/zoom-video-everywhere-google-hangouts-skype-2020-3
2 Recommendations
16th Nov, 2020
Chinaza Godswill Awuchi
Kampala International University (KIU)
BigBlueButton is a free software web conferencing system for GNU/Linux servers. In addition to various web conferencing services, it has integrations for many of the major learning and content management systems. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BigBlueButton
2 Recommendations
16th Nov, 2020
Chinaza Godswill Awuchi
Kampala International University (KIU)
Zoom offers a full-featured Basic Plan for free with unlimited meetings. ... Both Basic and Pro plans allow for unlimited 1-1 meetings, each meeting can have a duration of 24 hours maximum. Your Basic plan has a 40 minutes time limit per each meeting with three or more total participants. https://zoom.us/pricing
2 Recommendations
16th Nov, 2020
Essam Fadel Alwan Al-Jumaily
University of Baghdad
Zoom is much higher quality and used in all conferences meeting.

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