Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.4. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: RecordingsBN.


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The RecordingsBN module is a contributed plugin written by Blindside Networks that works as resource for a course. It allows to present students and teachers a list of playback recordings related to the course which were previously created using a BigBlueButton server and the BigBlueButtonBN activities in the course.

RecordingsBN is part of the Moodle BigBlueButton set and complements BigBlueButtonBN to provide with all the features required in order to take advantage of the new capabilities offered by a BigBlueButton server version 0.80 (and later).


BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for distance education. The goal of the project is to enable universities, colleges, and K12 to delivery a high-quality learning experience to remote students.

BigBlueButton supports real-time sharing of slides (PDF and any document readable by OpenOffice), webcams, whiteboard, chat, voice over IP (using FreeSWITCH), and presenter's desktop. It can record and playback sessions (slides, audio, and chat), runs on Mac, Unix, and PC clients, and is supported by a community of developers that care about good design and a streamlined user experience. (see release notes).

With this plugin you can

  • Teachers and administrators can add a resource in any class to access and manage recorded lectures
  • Teachers can publish, unpublish and delete recordings as part of the management of recorded lectures
  • Students can access recorded lectures through the list of recordings offered by the resource


You need:


These instructions assume your Moodle server is installed at /var/www/moodle.

  • Copy zip file you downloaded to /var/www/moodle/mod
cp /var/www/moodle/mod
  • Enter the following commands
cd /var/www/moodle/mod 
sudo unzip

This will create the directory

  • Login to your moodle site as administrator

Moodle will detect the new module and prompt you to Upgrade.

  • Click the 'Upgrade' button.

The activity module will install recordingsbn.

  • Click the 'Continue' button.

At this point, you can enter any course, turn editing on, and add a RecordingsBN activity link to the class.

Note: You must to have BigBlueButtonBN installed to actually manage meetings and to create recordings as well.

You can find a video overview of installing and using bigbluebuttonbn and recordingsbn, at

Development status

Latest releases

1.0.8-b2 - for Moodle 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3 (Source code)

Latest development release

1.0.8-b3 - for Moodle 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3 (Source code)

Previous releases

1.0.8-b1 - for Moodle 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3 (Source code) 1.0.7-rc2 - for Moodle 2.0/2.1/2.2 (Source code)

For reporting bugs and issues or asking for new features use the Moodle tracking system Module: BigBlueButtonBN


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