BigBlueButton (BBB)
BBB as an alternative tool for web conferencing

BigBlueButton (BBB) is an open-source web conferencing tool for online meetings, offered in a privacy-compliant manner in collaboration with Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da).

With BigBlueButton, web conferences can be carried out in a browser; the installation of a special client is not necessary for this. The tool offers numerous functions to support online offerings in teaching as well as online collaboration at TU Darmstadt.

Using BBB in teaching

BBB meetings can be created from within Moodle courses. You can learn how this works in the Moodle FAQ post Moodle activity BigBlueButton on the e-learning working group web pages.

In addition, instructors and students can also create BBB meeting rooms from their own web interface. Read more about this in the next section.

The use of BBB by employees and students

BBB can be used by staff and students for scheduled or ad-hoc video conferencing.

The BBB service can be accessed via You will need your TU ID and associated password to log in.

A brief overview of the functions in the BBB portal and instructions for creating meeting rooms can be found in our user guide (opens in new tab) (in German).

Help and support

Here you will get support

  • For technical problems, please contact .
  • Support for questions concerning didactics can be obtained from .
  • For legal issues, contact .