BigBlueButton is the eponym for the open source web conferencing solution around the web. Recently, BigBlueButton team have launched new update to its super simple frontend – GreenLight with new enhancements. It is a front-end for BigBlueButton that makes it for anyone to create a meeting and invite others.
GreenLight has to be installed on your BigBlueButton server. It provides a minimalistic web-based interface that lets users
- Create a meeting
- Invite others to the meetingsession,
- Join a meeting
GreenLight provides highly personalized features for all the authenticated users. If you authenticate with your Google or Twitter account, you can also create recorded meetings & manage the recordings. The new update is focused towards providing more control to authenticated users like:
- Upload the video part of your recording to YouTube – With a few clicks GreenLight now gives authenticated users the ability to share the video file part of the recording to YouTube. This requires that users have authenticated using their Google Account
- View names of users in a session (and those waiting for you to start a session) – It will now display the names of participants in all your active sessions
- Receive list of attendees via email – When you authenticate with Google, it will send you an e-mail when a recording is finished processing and ready for viewing.
- Customize the background of GreenLight – now allows authenticated users to upload their own custom landing backgrounds.
- Receive notifications in Slack – Administrators can now configure GreenLight to send notifications to a Slack channel. It will send notifications when a user joins a meeting, when a recording is created, or when a meeting ends.
For more information about the new enhancements in the new version of the GreenLight, check out this article. To know how to install GreenLight on a BigBlueButton server, check out the official documentation here.