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eThink Education Partners with Blindside Networks to provide BigBlueButton, an Open-Source Web Conferencing System for Online Learning

By June 21, 2016 No Comments

eThink Education, a rapidly growing Certified Partner of the open-source Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle™, announces their partnership with Blindside Networks, the creator of the open-source web conferencing system, BigBlueButton, thereby giving their clients easy access to BigBlueButton’s capabilities from within their Moodle™ system.

BigBlueButton’s web conferencing system offers features that aim to fully engage remote learners and make distance education more engaging and more productive. BigBlueButton enables real-time sharing of documents, webcams, chat, audio and presenters’ desktop screens for an easy exchange of resources. It also offers helpful online classroom tools such as whiteboard markup (for annotating presentations in real-time) and emote icons. Furthermore, BigBlueButton offers the ability to record sessions for later playback, a helpful feature for remote students who may have missed a class.

eThink Education not only provides high-quality, real-time Moodle™ integrations to student information systems but also excels in providing industry-leading, client-customized service. Now, through this partnership, Blindside Networks will provide eThink Education hosting for a Free Tier of BigBlueButton that is limited to six concurrent users (no recordings or desktop sharing). eThink Education clients can use the embedded Free Tier – at no extra cost – for online office hours, tutoring, and small classes. This alliance marks yet another strategic partnership meant to provide eThink’s clients with the best tools to make the most out of the Moodle™ Learning Management System.

“The web conferencing capabilities of BigBlueButton provide an incredibly valuable tool for online learning,” said Brian Carlson, Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. “BigBlueButton makes remote education more personal and interactive for both educators and learners, increasing student engagement. We’re excited to partner with Blindside Networks and offer their hosting of BigBlueButton to our eThink community of educators and learners.”

“eThink Education provides world-class hosting and support for Moodle™ that really benefits the Moodle™ community at large,” says Fred Dixon, CEO of Blindside Networks. “I would recommend anyone looking for a learning management solution to contact eThink Education.”

eThink will be attending the highly-anticipated Moodle™ Moot US conference on June 21-23, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Feel free to stop by the eThink Education booth to discuss recent eThink happenings, partnership opportunities, and more.

About eThink Education

eThink Education is a Moodle™ provider providing implementation, integration, and management services for the open source Learning Management System. Open-source Moodle™ is the most widely used Learning Management System in the world. When implemented and managed by experts, Moodle™ is an extremely dynamic platform capable of matching, and often surpassing, the functionality of the competing systems in the market. eThink’s Moodle™ cloud hosting services offers unrivalled performance and exceptional value.

About Blindside Networks

Blindside Networks started the BigBlueButton project in 2008 with one goal: to provide remote students a high quality online learning experience. BigBlueButton is an commercial grade open source web conferencing system that enables instructors to teach students online with real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, desktop, and polls. Blindside Networks provides premium hosting and support for BigBlueButton. We also manage each of the release of the BigBlueButton and develop and support the BigBlueButtonBN integration for Moodle™.


Randy Jones
Vice President of Sales, eThink Education
(443)504-3104 ? randy(dot)jones(at)ethinkeducation(dot)com