Project 252

Big Blue Button

Contributed by Enda (@donenda)
EdTech Tool Name:Big Blue Button
Bref Description:Web conferencing / webinar platform
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Linux Software
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:web conferencing, webinar, synchronous classroom
EdTech Tool Uses:Big Blue Button is a full-blown open-source web conferencing / webinar platform which can be downloaded free of charge and installed on a suitable web server to create a dedicated web conferencing/webinar infrastructure. Once installed, features include presentation (i.e. display PowerPoint accompanied with commentary), communication (text, voice, video) and collaboration (shared whiteboard, share desktops) facilities. Webinars can be recorded for playback at a later date. Set up requires advanced knowledge of server/web systems. Demo room available at
Education Level(s):
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free