The privacyIDEA authentication system is used at the Institute to set up 2-factor authentication for key services and to roll out KPH signed certificates for internal Institute use.
If the first time you use BigBlueButton with a MacOS computer microphone, camera or screen sharing does not work, this may be due to incorrect security settings.
Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Windows 10. If you want to use Edge to join a BigBlueButton meeting you need to update to a recent version that is based on the Chromium engine.
The different possible BigBlueButton conference types cause different network and CPU loads. However, this affects not only the BBB server, but also the participants who use very different Internet providers and who have to share the connections with family members and neighbors. Remember that the whole of Germany is in the "home office" during the Corona crisis. Continue reading "Comparison of different BBB conference types"
Word is getting around about the existence of the KPH BigBlueButton Server, which is why we will restrict free access from now on:
- Participants in a web conference do not need their own account. It is sufficient to send the participants the event link and possibly the room access code with the invitation to a meeting.
- Before you register on the KPH BigBlueButton server, please send an email to email@example.com - we can no longer accept unannounced registrations.
- The KPH BigBlueButton Server is primarily reserved for KPH lecturers and group leaders. As far as the capacity of the server allows, meetings and events of the FB08 can also be scheduled.
All users of the KPH BigBlueButton server are asked to write a short email (with time and estimated number of participants) to firstname.lastname@example.org if they are planning a video conference with ≥4 participants or an audio conference with ≥20 participants . We would then like to monitor the server load. We are currently still assuming that the server can serve around 600 participants, distributed across the simultaneously active virtual rooms.
The KPH IT-group has a new web site: https://it-kph.uni-mainz.de
Continue reading "New web site of the KPH IT-group"