The University of Twente has a contract with BigBlueButton to host virtual classroom sessions. A virtual classroom is an online space that’s designed for learning. You can use the virtual classroom to conduct online video lectures, distance office hours and virtual student groups. This is especially useful when you want to teach distance courses to students that are studying around existing jobs, courses and commitments.
A virtual classroom typically includes live video and audio streaming and an interactive whiteboard set-up. With BigBlueButton you can do not only that, but also share slides and documents, start a poll, use break out rooms to group students for team collaboration or give demonstrations of applications by sharing your screen.
BigBlueButton is completely integrated with Canvas; no software is required. Hosting a Virtual Classroom session with BigBlueButton is easy: simply navigate to the page called Conferences in your Canvas course and start a conference. Students will get a notification from Canvas in their inbox with a link to join the session.