BigBlueButton released a new version that is now available in your Canvas course. If you are looking for an alternative to Zoom, BBB now has some extra features you may want to explore:

In particular, this new release features the Learning Dashboard, a live view of in-class analytics that helps teachers answer three questions during their online class:

  • Who is attending (and for how long)?
  • Are students participating? (based on talking, chatting, raising hands, emojis, and responding to polls)
  • Are students learning? (based on responses to polls)

Read a written overview of the new features, or watch a short, 5-minute video to see the new features and the Learning Dashboard in action: