Meeting platforms

ATTENTION! BBB instances of Trier University of Applied Sciences will be switched off on 11.9.2023!

Instead, use the RLP instance at! It is still available, is up to date and offers a number of additional features. Existing recordings on the local platforms are not kept. Back up the recordings beforehand and upload them e.g. to!

BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing platform with a focus on e-learning scenarios.

In addition to communication via video and audio, the platform allows for screen sharing, a whiteboard, a chat and jointly editable notes. Lectures can also be recorded for later streaming. It is possible to create and participate in a web conference with any workstation computer that has speakers (or a headphone connection). A webcam and a microphone (preferably a headset) are required to use the video and audio chat. Every employee can create a conference room with his or her university ID. Anyone who knows the name (link) of the room can take part in a conference.


IMPORTANT: Please use only the user name (not the e-mail address) and password to log in.

The following screencast (in German only) provides a short overview and the login to the system:

To The Screencast:

On the online video platform Youtube you can find further useful video instructions (only in English):

Documentation on the user interface in general (4:30 Minutes)

Documentation for consumers (students) (5:30 Minutes)

Documentation for presenters (6:40 Minutes)

Recommendations and advice


  • Be sure to close the room each time after a session is finished.
  • Consider using Panopto to broadcast very large events live via webcast.
  • BBB is not a streaming platform. The recording memory is limited. Therefore, save your recording quickly in Panopto.

Client minimum requirements:

  • 2GB main memory
  • dual core CPU
  • Internet connection: min. 1Mbit/s downstream and 0.5Mbit/s upstream
  • Good WLAN or better LAN connection (bad sound quality can be an indication for bad WLAN)

IMPORTANT: The best experiences were made with the browser google chrome.


  • fewer active cameras and lower resolution require less bandwidth from the clients
  • Screen Sharing takes up a lot of bandwidth
  • Presentation / Whiteboard requires very little bandwidth
  • Chat and notes take up very little bandwidth
  • Switching off the microphone during pauses in conversation and using a headset improves the audio quality
  • With the help of these methods, sessions with more than 100 participants are possible

General notes:

  •     When recording a video, it may take some time after the meeting until the video is available
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