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The BigBlueButton-Strapi plugin integrates BigBlueButton web conferencing into Strapi so that you can launch your online classes from within Strapi.

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Integrate online classes into Strapi CMS via BigBlueButton open-source video conferencing.

This free plugin also provides API end-points to easily setup start and join buttons for web conferencing into any frontend app.

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BigBlueButton plugin for Strapi

BigBlueButton is like-Zoom for online classes but at a much lower cost, with better analytics, and is open-source.

Strapi is the leading open-source headless CMS. It’s 100% JavaScript, fully customizable and developer-first.

The BigBlueButton-Strapi plugin enables you to integrate BigBlueButton into Strapi.

✨ Features

BigBlueButton offers you everything you need for your online classes: HD audio/video conference, whiteboard, chat, slides, polling, raise hand and breakout rooms. Specifically,

  • HD Video Start online classes with HD video conferencing, public and private chat, whiteboard, poll, presentation and screen-sharing
  • Analytics Get analytics including attendance, time used for audio and video chat by students, chat messages sent, activity score
  • Engagement Tools Various tools to engage students including Raise hand, Emoji, Shared notes, Breakout rooms, Recording, and annotation
  • Branding Build and promote your online classes with your brand, url, logo and theme
  • Data Privacy Get complete control of your students’ data, without ever sharing with any 3rd party
  • Scale with ease Use open-source load balancer with multiple BigBlueButton servers to teach 1000s of students simultaneously

🖐 Requirements

The requireemnts to install the BigBlueButton-Strapi plugin is same as those to install Strapi.

Please refer to the official Strapi installation requirement doc here: Installation Requirements.

Minimum environment requirements

  • Node.js >=14.x.x
  • NPM >=6.x.x

We are following the official Node.js releases timelines.

Supported Strapi versions:

  • Strapi v4.1.12 (recently tested)
  • Strapi v4.x

The BigBlueButton-Strapi plugin is designed for Strapi v4.x. It won't work with Strapi v3.x.

⏳ Installation

Use npm to install this plugin within your Strapi project (recommended).

Refer to this doc to install npm

npm i bigbluebutton-strapi

After successful installation you would need to build a fresh package that includes the BigBlueButton-Strapi plugin UI. Please execute the commands below:

# with npm (option 1)
$ npm run build
$ npm run develop

# with npx (option 2)
$ npx strapi  build
$ npx strapi  develop

The BigBlueButton-Strapi plugin should appear in the Plugins section of Strapi sidebar after you run app again.

Now you are ready to launch your onlie classes 🎉

🔧 Configuration

You can replace the default BigBlueButton URL and Secret with your own server details.

  • Click on Configure Your BigBlueButton URL and Secret.
  • On the configuration page, you can test with the default BigBlueButton URL and Secret. Later on, you can provide your own server details.
  • Click on the Save button to verify the server connection and save it.

In case you don't have a BigBlueButton server, you can create a free trial account here.


📝 License

MIT License

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Install now

npm install bigbluebutton-strapi


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