How do I create a long-running Conference?

Long-running conferences can be used in multiple ways. You can use conferences as a place for users to interact with other users, or you can show your presentation slides to the class and speak with them at the same time. Long-running conferences do not include a time limit.

Note: A conference will remain active on Big Blue Button until the conference organizer returns to Canvas and ends the conference by clicking the End button.

Open Conferences

Open Conferences

In Course Navigation, click the Conferences link.

Create New Conference

Create New Conference

Click the New Conference button.

Create Long-Running Conference

While completing the details for the conference, click the No time limit (for long-running conferences) checkbox. (This option will remove the time limit in the Duration field.)

Update Conference

Update Conference

Click the Update button.

Start Conference

To start the conference, click the Start button [1].

Once the conference has started, the Start button will change to the Join button, and an End button will appear [2]. To end the conference, click the End button.

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