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BigBlueButton is an open source high-quality web conferencing, online learning
system. https://bigbluebutton.org/ This module implements the BigBlueButton
API, allows moderators to create new meetings and users to join meetings based
on the role they have.
"Big Blue Button Views" is a submodule, provides integration and default views.

Requirement

BigBlueButton Server: https://docs.bigbluebutton.org/

Installation and setup

  1. Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at
    https://backdropcms.org/guide/modules
  2. Configure BBB Settings at admin/config/media/bigbluebutton:
    • Administration > Configuration > Media > Big Blue Button meetings
    • Adding the Base URL and the Security Salt value. You can get these values
      using the following command on your BigBlueButton server: bbb-conf --salt
      The salt is tagged by 'Secret'. For example:
      • URL: http://192.168.1.7/bigbluebutton
      • Secret: 6bbdc14d32df911075a5f3176adc1a0f
  3. Create a new content type at admin/structure/types/add:
    • Administration > Structure > Content types > Add content type
    • Set the options under "Big Blue Button settings".
    • Enable the "Treat this node type as a meeting" option.
  4. Create a content of your new type. Set the options under "Meeting settings".
  5. Set the user permissions at admin/config/people/permissions.
    • Administration > Configuration > User accounts > Permissions
    • The module provides some permissions:
      • Administer BigBlueButton: Allow administration of BigBlueButton
      • Moderate meetings: Allow moderation of meetings
      • Moderate own meetings: Allow moderation of own meetings
      • Attend meetings: Allow following meetings as an attendee
      • Record meetings: Allow the user to record meetings
  6. Open the content and use the "Attend meeting" or the "Moderate meeting" links.
  7. You can add a preconfigured block to the content with meeting details:
    • Administration > Structure > Layouts > Default Layout > Manage blocks >
      Sidebar > Add block > BBB Meeting details
    • Press the "Add block" and the "Save layout" buttons.
    • Open the content and use the "Attend meeting" or the "Moderate meeting"
      or the "Terminate meeting" links.

Big Blue Button Views module

It is a submodule, provides integration and default views.

The module adds new fields to those available by views:

  • Big Blue Button: Attendee password - The password needed to join a meeting.
  • Big Blue Button: Created: The creation timestamp.
  • Big Blue Button: Dial number: The number to dial to join the meeting by phone.
  • Big Blue Button: Join: Provide a simple link to join as attendee.
  • Big Blue Button: Join moderator: Provide a simple link to join as moderator.
  • Big Blue Button: Logout URL - The URL the user gets redirected to when leaving the meeting.
  • Big Blue Button: Meeting ID - The unique meeting ID.
  • Big Blue Button: Meeting Token - The unique meeting token.
  • Big Blue Button: Moderator password - The password needed to moderate a meeting.
  • Big Blue Button: Username - The username displayed in the meeting.
  • Big Blue Button: Welcome message - The message displayed when joining a meeting.
  • Big Blue Button Stats: Joined - The timestamp a user joined the meeting.
  • Big Blue Button Stats: Role - The user's role in the meeting.

The module adds new filter/sort criteria to those available by views:

  • Big Blue Button: Created: The creation timestamp.
  • Big Blue Button: Meeting ID - The unique meeting ID.
  • Big Blue Button: Meeting Token - The unique meeting token.
  • Big Blue Button: Username - The username displayed in the meeting.
  • Big Blue Button Stats: Joined - The timestamp a user joined the meeting.
  • Big Blue Button Stats: Role - The user's role in the meeting.

Local BigBlueButton test server

You can test the BBB module with a local BigBlueButton test server:

  1. Install Docker: https://www.docker.com/
  2. Use these commands:
    docker pull bigbluebutton/bigbluebutton
    docker run --rm -p 80:80/tcp -p 1935:1935 -p 3478:3478 -p 3478:3478/udp bigbluebutton/bigbluebutton -h HOST_IP

    Make sure you provide the host IP of the server on which you run the docker command.
    For example:

    docker run --rm -p 80:80/tcp -p 1935:1935 -p 3478:3478 -p 3478:3478/udp bigbluebutton/bigbluebutton -h 192.168.1.7
  3. Test BigBlueButton server without Backdrop: If the server is already running,
    you can navigate to http://HOST_IP to access your BigBlueButton server.
    For example: http://192.168.1.7
  4. Configure BBB Settings at admin/config/media/bigbluebutton:
    • Administration > Configuration > Media > Big Blue Button meetings
    • Base URL: http://HOST_IP/bigbluebutton
    • Security Salt: Copy the salt string from docker terminal log. Search the
      line of SECRET=salt_string
      For example: SECRET=6bbdc14d32df911075a5f3176adc1a0f
    • Select the "Open in a new window" option.
    • Press the "Save configuration" button.
    • Press the "Test connection with saved configuration" button.
  5. Create a new content type at admin/structure/types/add:
    • Administration > Structure > Content types > Add content type
    • Name: Conferences
    • Set the options under "Big Blue Button settings":
      • Enable the "Treat this node type as a meeting" option.
    • Press the "Save content type" button.
  6. Create a node of your new type:
    • node/add/conferences
    • Title: Conference
    • Press the "Save" button.
  7. Open the content:
    • conferences/conference
    • Use the "Attend meeting" or the "Moderate meeting" links.

Source: https://github.com/bigbluebutton/docker/

Issues

Bugs and Feature requests should be reported in the Issue Queue:
https://github.com/backdrop-contrib/bbb/issues

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License

This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for
complete text.

Screenshots

Big Blue Button module screenshot 1

Big Blue Button module screenshot 2