BigBlueButton upgrade in TrainingVC

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TrainingVC’s live classrooms just got even better! BigBlueButton, the open-source provider of the learning management platform’s classroom integration feature, has responded to customer requests by releasing a new version with six major features:

  1. Recording: The recording of a session now includes audio, webcams (all of them), chat, presentation, and desktop sharing.
  2. Layout Manager: BigBlueButton now enables users to choose from a number of preset layouts to quickly adapt to different modes of learning.
  3. Text tool for whiteboard: Presenters can now annotate their slides with text.
  4. Accessiblity for screen readers: BigBlueButton adds accessibility by supporting screen readers such as JAWS (version 11+) and NVDA. A list of keyboard shortcuts has been added to make it easier to navigate through the interface using the keyboard.
  5. LTI Support: BigBlueButton is now compliant with the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) 1.0 standard. This means any LTI consumer can integrate with BigBlueButton without requiring custom plug-ins.
  6. Support for LibreOffice 4.0: BigBlueButton now uses LibreOffice 4.0 for conversion of MS Office documents. (Upload of PDF documents is still recommended to provide best results).

BigBlueButton also has a consolidated Users window for easier session management, and a more consistent user interface (including updated skin and icons) to help new users get started quickly.

If you’re looking for a learning management platform with the latest live classroom features and tools, take a look at the TrainingVC.