Increasing Student Engagement in Live Online Classes

Concurrent Session 3

Brief Abstract

Effective learning occurs when students are engaged. We'll demonstrate how you can increase engagement with BigBlueButton.

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Fred Dixon is the project manager for BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for online learning. The goal of the project is to enable remote students to have a high-quality online learning experience. Fred also moonlights as the CEO of Blindside Networks.

Extended Abstract

BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system designed for online leaning. It is built-into Canvas, Schoology, Jenzabar, and Moodle. In the project we have focused on giving the instructor the ability to engage students during the live class, using features such as multi-user whiteboard and breakout rooms. This demonstration will go through the latest capabilities, including the mobile client, on how you can increase engagement and extract analytical data from the students engagement.