See 2. Live Streaming Lectures

FAQ about recording and privacy rules with BigBlueButton

Below you can find information about the implications that the new privacy rules have on using BigBlueButton (Conferences) in Canvas.

  • What will happen with BigBlueButton (Conferences)?

    BigBlueButton (Conferences) will remain in use with adjusted privacy settings. This means that students won't be able to turn on their camera's, unless a lecturer decides otherwise (considering the privacy rules). Also to comply better with GDPR, student (viewer) names are anonymized in the chat area of a BigBlueButton recording.

  • Can I still use BigBlueButton (Conferences)?

    Yes, you can keep using BigBlueButton (Conferences), if you keep the privacy rules and regulations regarding online lecturing in mind.

  • Can I still record sessions with BigBlueButton (Conferences)?

    If you want to record your session, please take note of the privacy rules.

    Also, note that the default settings in BigBlueButton have been adjusted in such a way, that students cannot turn on their cameras, unless you adjust this setting (See Step 6. Want to see your students?). To comply better with GDPR, student (viewer) names are anonymized in the chat area of a BigBlueButton recording.

    If in exceptional cases you are recording a session in which student(s) are visible, assure you download, transfer and delete the recording according to the video management instructions In case students are not visible, your recording may remain in BigBlueButton.

  • What are the alternatives for BigBlueButton (Conferences)?

    Next to BigBlueButton (Conferences), 2 alternatives will become available: Zoom & MS-Teams Meetings

    Availability Timeline

    • Available right now: Zoom (stand-alone) and Teams (stand-alone) 
    • Expected during the academic year: integration of Zoom in Canvas 
    • Expected during the academic year: integration of Microsoft Teams in Canvas