BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system integrated with Moodle. It enables instructors and students to share documents (PDFs and any office document), webcams, chat, audio and desktops . The recordings can be made available in a Moodle section, easy for students to find and playback.
To add BigBlueButton to your Moodle course follow the BBB online help. If you need a basic and easy conferencing tool that accommodates less than 25 people, and you prefer your conferences to be part of your Moodle environment, Big Blue Button is the right choice for you..
Adobe Connect is a robust and more sophisticated web conferencing tool. It allows synchronous virtual classes and meetings to operate using streaming audio and video, shared presentations (e.g. PowerPoint), and collaboration . Each session can also be expanded to include break-out rooms for additional learning and project development,
If you are interested in hosting a web conferencing event with Adobe Connect, you will need to get a host account from Academic Computing. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you are eligible. If you just need to participate in a web conferencing session no account is needed, unless stated otherwise by your instructor or host and you will be able to log in as guest by clicking on the link that will be sent to you over email.