New in Populi courses: Conferences! We've added an integration with BigBlueButton, a web conferencing service designed for online learning. With Conferences, your faculty can offer live video streaming, presentations, a virtual whiteboard, chat, and live discussions right inside Populi courses. Here's how you can get your school started:
- Your school gets a hosted version of BigBlueButton through Blindside Networks. Blindside provides BBB hosting and support services to schools around the world. (You can also set up your own hosting environment for BigBlueButton.)
- You'll plug some API credentials from Blindside into Account > Integrations.
- Immediately, all of your courses will have the new Conferences view. Your faculty and students will be able to start using BBB right away.
Conferences will let you do even more with online courses in Populi. For more details, have a look at the Populi Knowledge Base.