eThink, the Baltimore, MD based Certified Moodle Partner, is joining forces with Blindside Networks. BigBlueButton by Blindside provides real-time video streaming and file sharing within Moodle. BigBlueButton is a commercial grade open source solution and one of the most popular Moodle plugins available.
With this partnership, eThink customers will have access to a Free Tier of BigBlueButton. This free tier will allow up to six concurrent users on a live conference. Teachers can use this feature to schedule office hours or tutoring small groups. The free tier does not include desktop sharing or session recording.
From the press release, Fred Dixon, CEO of Blindside Networks, stated:
“eThink Education provides world-class hosting and support for Moodle that really benefits the Moodle community at large. I would recommend anyone looking for a learning management solution to contact eThink Education.”
As did Brian Carlson,Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education:
“The web conferencing capabilities of BigBlueButton provide an incredibly valuable tool for online learning. 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.”
The partnership adds to eThink’s ongoing campaign. Last March they announced their society with Student Information Systems provider Powerschool. Also recently users can add an Intelliboard.net Learning Analytics Dashboard to their Moodle.
Read the full press release here.