BigBlueButton Training Course

Course Code



7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)


  • Experience with Linux and the command line
  • Experience working with APIs


BigBlueButton is an open-source web conferencing system for online learning. It integrates well with major learning and content management systems.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to set up and administer BigBlueButton to enable real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, and screen.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure BigBlueButton
  • Understand BigBlueButton's architecture and components
  • Integrate BigBlueButton with major CMS and LMS systems such as Drupal, Wordpress and Moodle
  • Use BigBlueButton's APIs to integrate with other software
  • Enable and disable specific features to accommodate different needs
  • Set up different user roles such as viewers and moderators
  • Set up the GreenLight web-based interface to allow users to create, invite and join meetings


  • Developers
  • System Administrators
  • Educators and trainers with technical skills

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice

Course Outline


  • BigBlueButton vs Zoom vs other software

Setting up BigBlueButton

  • Installation options

Overview of BigBlueButton Features and Architecture

  • Screen sharing
  • MS Office integration
  • Whiteboarding

Overview of Student Usage

  •  Joining a session
  •  Configuring and using audio
  •  Raising your hand

Overview of Teacher Usage

  • Moderating
  • Pan and Zoom
  • Note Sharing
  • Sharing to YouTube
  • Setting captions

Working with the Administrator Panel

  • Accessing and navigating the UI

Managing Users

  • Adding users
  • Setting roles
  • Resetting passwords


  • Activity and Room settings
  • Configuring for accessibility

Managing Server

  • Working with Server Rooms
  • Server recordings
  • Managing site settings

Integrating with Greenlight

  • Installing, configuring, customizing
  • Administration


  • Overview of ports, protocols, etc.
  • Setting hostname
  • Configure firewall


  • Understanding WebHooks
  • Working with BigBlueButton APIs

Integrating BigBlueButton with Other Platforms

  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • Moodle


Summary and Conclusion

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