Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Digital Teaching

HDL3 - BigBlueButton




BigBlueButton – key facts

  • Web conferencing solution based on open source
  • Interactive functions for courses
  • Presentation mode and screen sharing
  • Virtual whiteboard
  • Public and private chats
  • Shared, collaborative notes
  • Module for voting
  • Breakout rooms for working groups
  • Recording of events
  • Integration in HU-Moodle

Screenshot BBB-Homescreen

BigBlueButton (BBB) is an open-source web conferencing solution with additional functions for digital courses.

It is suitable for web conferences with up to 50 passive and 20 active participants. Through integration with other CMS offerings for digital teaching, BBB conferences can be created directly from Moodle. Collaboration functions such as breakout rooms, shared notes and voting enable interactive teaching events.

The service is operated on HU servers and thus meets all data protection requirements.


Application scenarios:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Conferences with increased data protection requirements
  • Committee work


  • Powerful PCs or laptops required; the more active participants, the more powerful all devices must be
  • An HU account or a Moodle account is required to set up a BBB conference
  • Participation in web conference via telephone is 


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