Two of the most popular integrations for LMS and elearning platforms have partnered up to provide state-of-the-art analytics on how students behave in virtual rooms and livestreaming settings, unlocking new avenues in the understanding of how users interact in real-time online.
The integration will enable users of the IntelliBoard reporting and analytics dashboard, to access data, graphical summaries and reporting capabilities for activity taking place in the BigBlueButton live video conferencing service and plugin. Metrics provided by the dashboard include:
- Session participation (“less than 30 minutes,” “more than 30 minutes,” “more than 60 minutes”)
- Participant distribution (“returning” versus “first-time”)
- Participation (“listening,” “speaking” or “using video”)
- Session engagement
- Operating system distribution
- BigBlueButton course usage distribution
A “Collapsed Report” view allows for more synthetic numbers about active sessions (date, length, number of participants, participation rates) that provide insight for deeper exploration.
BigBlueButton and IntelliBoard are widely considered best-of-breed in their categories. Both companies, IntelliBoard and Blindside Networks (makers of BigBlueButton) are also official Moodle Premium Integrators, in fact some of the first ones. Premium Integrators are recognized for being high-quality solutions, seamless to deploy in Moodle, and supported by a vast number Moodle Partners and providers. Both Integrators offer a basic free tier of their product with limited functionality available to all Moodle users.
Both IntelliBoard and BigBlueButton are also available in some of the top players in the LMS Space Race, including D2L, Canvas, Blackboard and Chamilo.