BigBlueButton is an open sourced video conferencing program that is used in Canvas for online courses.

Some of the features available to teachers and students include

  • Ability to communicate face to face with students
  • Show and annotate your presentations
  • Record and play back sessions
  • Teachers have control over the audio of all users
  • Allow other students to present from their computer
  • View and participate in lectures
  • Chat to the whole group or one on one

To learn more visit Canvas's Help Center