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How to get BigBlueButton meeting started & ended time with timezone?

Sometime developers face this problem & ask us how they can get correct meeting started & ended time? Well, when you create a meeting that time BigBlueButton server create a record for started time as metadata. Later when the meeting will be finished it also keep record of ended time. You can fetch this information during running the meeting using getMeetings or getMeetingInfo API call. You can use value of createTime or createDate. In createDate have timezone with it but createTime in milliseconds.

Is big blue button or bigbluebutton or BigBlueButton?

The user always gets confused about the correct written format name of BigBlueButton, which is not so critical for the user to use the bigbluebutton service. But, to clear your curiosity, we have written this article to let you know the correct format. And also, why is it named bigbluebutton? 

How to integrate MynaParrot Reseller System to WordPress site?

To ease the work of our reseller partners, we have developed the MynaParrot reseller plugin to integrate our reseller system with WordPress. With this plugin, you can do the following.

  • Create a subscription package plan and link the package with MynaParrot reseller resources. 
  • Users can check BigBlueButton API information at the WordPress user panel and can do a single sign-on to the MynaParot reseller system for further resources management. 

How to join the BigBlueButton meeting?

When people talk about BigBlueButton, most of them are developers, IT managers, or school admins. For the students or even teachers, most of them don´t know or don´t aware BigBlueButton since they are joining a classroom with LMS or maybe with a URL link, but usually, those links are the domain name URL of the organizations. They are not displaying any information about BigBlueButton.

In this article, we are going to categorize the way of joining a BigBlueButton meeting. If you are very new to BigBlueButton, it is good for you to understand how BigBlueButton works at the user-end

Why BigBlueButton is the destination for all LMS application users?

Necessity really is the mother of invention. This exactly holds true when BigBluebutton was first launched and went on being the best web conferencing system approved by the European Commission for helping millions of people learn online.

How to show external games/contents/quizzes inside BigBlueButton room?

In MynaParrot BigBlueButton service you'll be able to display external contents inside your BigBlueButton room. Sometime clients want their students/attendees to participant a quiz or html5 games which is the part of their online training. Using our new remote content loading feature will allow you to load external contents/URL inside BigBlueButton room. This feature will also work in breakout rooms too.

What is BigBlueButton?-A definition from MynaParrot

What is BigBlueButton?

If you are searching on Google, you will find the official definition is BigBlueButton is completely open-source web conferencing system and was created by a community of dedicated developers passionate about helping improve online learning. So, BigBlueButton is Open source + Web conferencing system + dedicated for Online learning. You are free to use this excellent software for your online web conference solution. As you'll have your full control over it so privacy of your users will never leaks. Because of source code open, you can easily customize it's features by changing it's code. Using our service you can get ready to use BigBlueButton in a minute which will include real-time sharing of audio, video, presentation, and screen – along with collaboration tools such as whiteboard, shared notes, polling, breakout rooms & much more. We have extended features like MP4 recordings, live RTMP broadcasting to Facebook or YouTube, activity report generation, load balancing & so on. We'll take care hosting, maintenance, technical and everything so that you can give focus on your teachers & students.

What MynaParrot think about BigBlueButton?

MynaParrot as a BigBlueButton Premium Hosting provider, we are providing service for more than 100K of BigBlueButton users every month, and our understanding of BigBlueButton is:

BigBlueButton is a plugin of Learning Management System( LMS) for online video classrooms.

Do you want to test BigBlueButton 2.3?

BigBlueButton Version 2.3 was released on 30.4.2021.

According to the official Github release notes, This is the first 'stable' release of 2.3, the culmination of ~20 months of development, 2150 commits, 8 alpha, 5 beta, and 2 release candidates.

How to upgrade BigBlueButton 2.2 to 2.3 (Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04)?

In this article I'm going to show a procedure to upgrade BigBlueButton 2.2 to 2.3. BigBlueButton 2.2 is using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but BigBlueButton 2.3 needs Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. BigBlueButton developers recommend to install BigBlueButton 2.3 on a clean Ubuntu 18.04 server but we're going to upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 by following this steps. This will save our time to transfer recordings from one server to another server. Please keep it mind to take the proper backup before starting. Check some of the exciting BigBlueButton 2.3 features.

Connect with BigBlueButton in easy 2 steps using PHP

In this article I'm going to show how easily you can connect/join with BigBlueButton using PHP. Here I'm going to use bigbluebutton-api-php library. This library is very easy to use & better support.

1) Step one to install bigbluebutton-api-php library. You'll require to have installed composer in your system. Now create a directory in your local development directory & navigate there using terminal or cmd. Now run:

composer require littleredbutton/bigbluebutton-api-php

That will install bigbluebutton-api-php with all require packages.

5 most exciting newly added features of BigBlueButton Version 2.3

BigBlueButton is working on version 2.3 development. The development version is released for all developers to test and give feedback. What can we expect from the newly added features of BigBlueButton version 2.3? According to the document, many exciting features have been added. They can dramatically improve the online classroom quality and user experience.

Top 3 plugins for Moodle in the administration category

Moodle is a free Open Source learning management system software package designed to help educators create effective online courses. The plugins play a significant role in the Moodle community. It can enrich the Moodle features and also getting more developers or companies involved in the Moodle community. Let us have an overview of the top 3 plugins for moodle based on administration purpose categories.

Why you need live captioning on your BigBlueButton online Lessons

What is Live Captioning?

When we refer to live captioning, it means that it can automatically transcribe closed captions that appear on the screen as people talk.

Additionally known as subtitles, live subtitles, closed captions, and automated video captions.

Practical troubleshooting of BigBlueButton Meeting.

Before we start everything, make sure users are using BigBlueButton supported browsers. 
BigBlueButton is browser-based software, and you need to select the right browser to get the best performance.   
- Desktop/Laptop: Chrome, Firefox, or Edge (latest versions) 
- Mobile iOS (12.2+): Safari Mobile 
- Mobile Android (6.0+): Chrome Mobile 

If you are the first time using BigBlueButton, please get all users to join the meeting about 10-15 minutes earlier, then you can do the testing and troubleshooting. It will be much helpful and less stressful.  
Here are some typical problems listed with possible solutions. Most of the time, it will work and help you solve the problem.  

17 Frequently Asked Questions about BigBlueButton

Is BigBlueButton Free? What is the minimum requirement for the bandwidth of a BigBlueButton User? Does BigBlueButton support 1080P video? If you are investigating the BigBlueButton solution, you might have some questions like those. 

Here we listed 17 frequently asked questions about BigBlueButton. Hopefully, it can be useful and convenient for you to find the answer. 

How easily to stream your online class to YouTube in less than 1 minute

Broadcasting Your Online Class To YouTube. Easy, Quik, Unlimited.

Let me show you how easily to stream your online class to YouTube in less than 1 minute.

MynaParrot BigBlueButton User Analytical Report

In a BigBlueButton Session.
Do you want to know when the user joined and when the user left?
Do you want to know if a particular user has talked during the session or not? If yes, then how many times or how long did he speak?

With the MynaParrot BigBlueButton analytic report, you can get all of those concerned covered.

Let me show you how it works.

MynaParrrot Service User Guide

Thanks for choosing MynaParrot as your BigBlueButton Service provider. Here is a user guide for you to start using our service.

Briefly, in this video, you will find the following content.

1. Active BigBlueButton Server in your LMS.
2. Use MynaParrot Meeting System.
3. Monitoring Board
4. Recordings Management
5. Configure User limits
6. Customer Support

What Exactly Is LMS and How Can This Help Your Learning Enterprise?

What is LMS? LMS is short for web-based Learning management systems. An LMS could be an on-line application that integrates with existing business processes or an on-line computer software program that is separate from centralized or existing systems. An LMS offers several important benefits to organizations seeking to deal with training.

Moodle VS Canvas - Which System Is Better?

Just a few months ago, when looking at a few threads on Moodle forums, where most people were asking about the most effective internet platform to use, came across this comment from a fellow Moodle user: "I'd choose Moodle over Canvas". That thread was launched by one of their own purchasers. It was subsequently posted in several other areas all over the world-wide web, and I feel that there has been a range of other threads like this one.

What Features Do You Need When Choosing a Learning Management System?

Learning Management systems, also known as LMS are important for teaching and learning. However, not all LMSs are created equal. So, how do you choose which LMS to use for your business?


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