Collaborative web conferencing with Tiki and BigBlueButton

Since the initial integration of BigBlueButton (BBB) into Tiki (first introduced in Tiki 5.0), the Tiki and BBB communities have become strategic partners. Each release of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware has featured tighter integration, and the Tiki Community extensively dogfoods BBB at each TikiFest.

In this video, Marc Laporte, a member of the Tiki Community and Fred Dixon of Blindside Networks discuss the integration of BigBlueButton within the Tiki infrastructure. Blindside Networks is dedicated to helping universities, colleges, and commercial companies deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students.

Watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhEFpRzPNTE

In March 2011, the two communities will hold a joint development session to further improve integration. This will be the second TikiFest to focus on BigBlueButton. See http://tiki.org/TikiFestBigBlueButton2 for details.

You can explore the BigBlueButton and Tiki integration and see it in action at http://live.tiki.org. See http://dev.tiki.org/BigBlueButton to learn more about the long-term roadmap for Tiki+BBB integration.

About Tiki
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery, and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit http://tiki.org.

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