BigBlueButton connection

BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for online learning. Click here to read more.

Before you get started... 

  • IntelliBoard doesn't track BBB meetings that were created before making a successful a connection.
  • The meeting will appear in reporting only in a few minutes after its ending.
  • Cron must be run during each single session in order them to appear in IntelliBoard reports.

Step 1: Enabling Monitoring of BigBlueButton Meetings

  • From LMS system go to Site Administration > Plugins > Local plugins > Plugin
  • Scroll down to BigBlueButton meetings settings
  • Turn on Enable monitoring of BigBlueButton meetings


Step 2: Getting BBB Settings

  • On the another tab go to Site Administration > Plugins > Plugins overview
  • Find the BigBlueButtonBN plugin and click on Settings action for this


Step 3: Finishing Connection

  • Copy BigBlueButton Server URL and BigBlueButton Shared Secret from the BigBlueButtonBN settings and paste accordingly to BBB API endpoint and BBB server secret from the BigBlueButton meetings

NOTE: You MUST add "/api" at the end of the BBB API endpoint. E.g., your BigBlueButton Server URL is For successful connection paste this URL to BBB API endpoint and add "/api" at the end, so you'll get

  • Click on Save changes button in the bottom of the IntelliBoard settings page
  • When it is saved check if you have Successfully connected green check mark at the bottom of BigBlueButton meetings settings
    NOTE: The checkmark is available with 2020051400 plugin version.


Step 4: Work With Your Reporting!

Create monitor sets with special BBB monitors, track your meeting data in BBB report, and use activity type filter in reports to limit them to Bigbluebuttonbn activity.

NOTE: Reports with activity type filter listed below:


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