Install the BigBlueButtonBn and RecordingBn plugins

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: The Approach A sections referred to below do not apply to Bitnami native installers. Users of Bitnami native installers should refer only to the Approach B sections.

Follow these steps:

  • Download the latest BigBlueButtonBn and RecordingsBn versions and unzip them:

      $ wget https://
      $ unzip
      $ wget https://
      $ unzip
  • Run the following commands to copy the required folders to the Moodle(TM) LMS modules directory, depending on your installation type:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

        $ cp -R bigbluebuttonbn/ installdir/moodle/mod/
        $ cp -R recordingsbn/ installdir/moodle/mod/
    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

        $ cp -R bigbluebuttonbn/ installdir/apps/moodle/htdocs/mod/
        $ cp -R recordingsbn/ installdir/apps/moodle/htdocs/mod/
  • Login to your Moodle(TM) LMS site as administrator. Moodle LMS will detect the new modules and prompt you to “Upgrade”.

  • Click the “Upgrade Moodle database now” button. The activity module will install mod_bigbluebuttonbn and mod_recordingsbn.

  • Click the “Continue” button. You’ll be prompted to configure the activity module.

  • Enter the URL and salt (security key) to your BigBlueButton server (or use the default values for testing).

  • Click the “Save Changes” button.

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

Last modification June 16, 2021