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there are a few ethical software solutions out there for online meetings, for audio meetings Mumble, for audio/video conferences Jitsi is a well-known project with a growing number of public servers made available. So why and when Jitsi? BBB is designed for learning and conferencing sessions where larger groups can be accommodated and presentation and collaborative features are more advanced.

Key features of BigBlueButton

Some key advantages of BBB:

  • Audio works much better and independent from video
  • Moderation and room management is more advanced
  • Presentations can be presented on the inline whiteboard, apart from the usual screensharing
  • Collaborative features like drawing alone or together, a built-in collaborative pad, hold polls and share their results on the fly...
  • A plenary room can have break-out sessions

Typical uses of BigBlueButton

BBB is designed for learning contexts, and works well also for group meetings of different types, such as:

  • Online calls, tutoring (one-to-one)
  • Flipped classrooms (recording content ahead of your session)
  • Group collaboration (many-to-many)
  • Online classes (one-to-many)
  • Conferences, round table cafe-style sessions (many-to many more)

BigBlueButton Tutorials

Some video tutorials to get you started:

Getting started tutorial for viewers / students
Getting started with BBB for presenters and moderators

See more at:

What about privacy?

At we are not going to sell or trade your data. We run our own software, all Free Software / Open Source. We think that matters. We think surveillance capitalism is driving us to a dystopian society, where BigTech controls what people buy, think, vote for.

Here some references about privacy and video meeting tools:

What other say about BigBlueButton