In May 2023, Big Blue Button (BBB) will reach end of life in Brightspace and at Carleton University. All BBB recordings, shared notes, and chats must be manually saved by April 30, 2023. To avoid losing any content, please follow the steps in our support video on Self Migrating Your BBB Content.

Brightspace users will no longer be able to create and host new BBB sessions in their courses. Please download and save any materials from past BBB sessions in Brightspace before April 30, 2023. Instructors are encouraged to transition to Zoom for their online classes and meetings. To get started, visit the BBB to Zoom Crosswalk support page. Remember! Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is here to help! Consultations are available to assist with this transition. If you are interested in booking a consultation, or have any questions regarding this upcoming change, please open a support request via the TLS Support Portal. 

BigBlueButton (BBB) is a synchronous web conferencing tool that allows instructors and TAs to host live online presentations, seminars, office hours, or other meetings. BigBlueButton is fully supported at Carleton University (until May 2023) by the EdTech team and is easily accessible to both instructors and students from within D2L Brightspace via the Add Existing > External Learning Tools in course modules/submodules.

Did you know?

Carleton University supports multiple web conferencing tools that are integrated into Brightspace, including Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Visit the Zoom at Carleton and Teams support sites for documentation and support resources.

Need help transitioning to Zoom?

To get started, visit the BigBlueButton to Zoom Crosswalk page and watch the Self Migrate Content video tutorial for an overview of how to migrate videos from BBB to Zoom.

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