Tools/bigbluebutton

From OpenStreetMap Foundation

Big Blue Button

Introduction

BigBlueButton is an open source web video conferences and chat system. As of April 2020 the OSMF has arranged for a BBB server to be set up in osmvideo.cloud68.co.

Getting started

The BigBlueButton project has some tutorial videos.

Things to note

  • Shared Notes disappear when the meeting ends. Be sure to copy them somewhere before ending the meeting.

Administration of users

The following User Roles are in use on the server:

Role Abilities Notes
Admin can do all the things Usually Board members only
Admin-light can do everything except change user roles That's kind of annoying, because we would want them to be able to verify users But we don't want them to be able to make other people admin
User default group, where new people arrive
Unverified user We accepted them, but we don't know who they are
Verified user We accepted them and know who they are