Meet - BigBlueButton Usage

1. Simple Setup

NO software installation required, no polluting your device.
NO sign-up to any service, no exposing your identity.
NO recording by default, no storage of your activities.
NO advertisement, no interrupting your concentration.

1.1. Devices Supported

Just use your web browsers (latest Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari).

Share Audio, Share Video, Share File, View Screen
Windows,   macOS,   Android,   iOS (Safari only)

Share Screen
Windows,   macOS

If you do NOT have a web browser, you cannot see the meeting but you CAN still join the meeting using voice with a normal phone (see the Voice Call section below).

1.2. Joining of Meetings

You do NOT need to sign-up to any service NOR install any app.

You just need the meeting password from the person holding the meeting and go to that meeting using the person's mobile number.

For example, you received a SMS from mobile number +61499331111 containing the meeting password 1234. You just use your web browser to go to the Web Meetings page and type in the name you want to use in the meeting and then the meeting password 1234.

1.3. Camera Selection

If your device have multiple cameras you will need to select which camera to use.

Major features of the Camera Selection screen are described by the 3 purple word pointers in diagram below. Click diagram to enlarge.


1.4. Meeting Controls

Major features of the Meeting screen are described by the 12 purple word pointers in diagram below. Click diagram to enlarge.


2. Screen Sharing

There are 3 different ways of sharing your computer screen

  1. Your Entire Screen   (not recommended)
  2. One Window on your screen
  3. One Tab within your browser

Please refer to the 3 purple word pointers in each of the diagrams below for operting instructions.

2.1. Entire Screen


2.2. One Window


2.3. One Tab


3. Extra Communicaton Channels

3.1. File Presentation

Upload the files you want to use in your presentation.
You can then pick from an uploaded file list, the file you need to display at any time during the presentation.


Applications Supported File Formats
Preferred .pdf
Text .doc     .docx     .rft        .odt       .txt
Spreadsheet .xls       .xlsx       .ods
Presentation .ppt     .pptx     .odp     .odc
Image .jpg     .png       .odi      .odg

Major features of the File Presentation screen are described by the 11 purple word pointers in diagram below. Click diagram to enlarge.


You can click on the Page Advance buttons to move between pages of the file. Viewers can click Full Screen button to view the presentation in full screen.

3.2. Text Chat

Text chat is available for expressing yourself in writing. The transcript can be saved at the end of the meeting.

Please refer to the 13 purple word pointers in diagram below. Click diagram to enlarge.


3.3. Voice Call

If you do NOT have a computer with you (e.g. you are driving or walking)
If you CANNOT get your computer to work (e.g. your microphone is faulty)

You can STILL join the meeting from anywhere in the world using a normal phone by ringing the following phone number:

+61 2 8205 0000

and entering the Conference PIN given to you by the meeting organiser.

You can then listen to the meeting and contribute as needed through your phone.