Has anyone used Big Blue Button with Blackboard? Any comments on how well it works? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks, Patty
Hello Patty -
Did you ever get any input?
No, I did not.
Hi Patty,We had a project for Blackboard Collaborate, but there were not enough people getting on board/willing to experiment.This is partially due to the size of our country, in the Netherlands most cities are reachable within an acceptable timespan.
Besides that, some of our users are in fact using "Big Blue Button" "Skype" or other tools to do a form of teleconferencing, of course outside Blackboard.
Is there any reason why you prefer BBB over Collaborate ?
Now I am curious, did you experiment with BBB within Bb?
I was looking at cost, I guess. We cannot convince the college to use Collaborate because of cost. I haven't done much research on the subject for quite a while.
Costs are also here always an issue
You have to keep in mind that BBB cost are at implementation, hosting and development. The support, and infrastructure maintenance are big issues too. All this is covered by the Collaborate license and you will get a turn key, high quality solution.
Free or Open Source is not always cheaper.
A couple of years ago I have developed a java API for BBB and deployed a solution for two regional goverments here in Spain, and I can tell you that it wasn't cheap at all.
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