What does this AWS Solution do?

The web conference system solution based on BigBlueButton can help customers quickly deploy a web conference system in the AWS (Ningxia) region operated by NWCD and the AWS (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet. BigBlueButton provides real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, and screen. This web conference system can be used directly on many platforms such as computers, mobile phones, and tablets. Besides, BigBlueButton is designed for online learning. You can combine this solution with existing Learning Management Systems (such as Moodle) to make it an e-learning system.

AWS Solution overview

This solution offers a web conference system based on BigBlueButton, the following diagram demonstrates the architecture on AWS. You can automatically deploy using the solutions’ implementation guide accompanying AWS CloudFormation template.

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Web Conference System based on BigBlueButton solution architecture

The BigBlueButton-based Web conference system solution can automatically deploy Amazon EC2 instances and install the BigBlueButton Turn server and App server. After the Amazon EC2 instance is launched, the Amazon CloudWatch Agent will be automatically installed. This agent will automatically collect installation/runtime logs and send to CloudWatch Logs; collect server running metrics, such as disk usage and upload to Amazon CloudWatch Metrics.

This solution will provision and configure the necessary resources required for environment, such as Security Groups, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Role, and will automatically upload the BigBlueButton application secret to AWS Secrets Manager.

Web Conference System Based on BigBlueButton

Version 1.0
Last updated: 04/2020
Author: AWS

Estimated deployment time: 60 min

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Monitoring the application using Amazon CloudWatch

By leveraging the Amazon CloudWatch Agent, the application installation logs, runtime logs, metrics are uploaded to the Amazon CloudWatch. You can monitor the application through CloudWatch Console.

Optimized Resources for Chinese Customers

The BigBlueButton installation scripts and process is optimized for Chinese customers. This increases the deployment success rate and reduces the deployment time when you provision the solution in AWS (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD and AWS(Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet.

Cross-platform User Experience

It provides real-time sharing of audio, video, slides(with whiteboard), chat, and screen. Can be used on many platforms such as computers, mobile phones, and tablets.
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