As countries around the world take steps to contain COVID-19, thousands of schools and workplaces are trying to figure out how they can fully transition to online learning by quickly converting face-to-face courses to an online class, to keep their learners connected and engaged.
Enovation has been partnering with Blindside Networks who have been working hard to make its video conferencing BigBlueButton scale to meet current or future demands in distance learning in the context of Coronavirus.
Integrated with Moodle and Totara Learn, BigBlueButton provides real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, whiteboard, chat and screen. While BigBlueButton is free, with many educational organizations worldwide relying on remote teaching, the increase in demand is very likely to lead to a degradation of performance for the free tier solution. As an alternative, BigBlueButton Premium Hosting, which includes unlimited downloads and recordings, can help you set up a scalable pool of BigBlueButton servers to support your needs. BigBlueButton Premium is available on a yearly contract for any given amount of concurrent sessions and any excess in capacity will be charged monthly.
In partnership with Microsoft we are building a tool within Moodle which will allow for the easy scheduling of Teams meetings from Moodle. The meeting can then be easily accessed by your students. We will keep you informed when this solution becomes available to all organizations using Moodle.
Enovation is committed to helping you find the right solution to fit your organization’s needs in these challenging times. For any questions that you may have please contact us and our team will be there to advise you.