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sam_mcgrath
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Viewer Limits for Conferences

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How many people can join a conference in Canvas at the same time?

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ffdixon
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Hi,

I am the product manager for BigBlueButton.  I work at Blindside Networks, the company that provides hosting for Canvas Conferences to Instructure, and while can't speak on behalf of Instructure, I can respond to your question.

The limit of 100 is not hard-coded.  You could do 101, 102, etc.  

BigBlueButton is designed to let you engage students and collaborate with them.  It's not designed for a 'webinar' type tool that is only for one-to-many (which is what you find when you have > 100 users).

We do recommend keeping the sessions under 100 users for best performance.

Regards,... Fred

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chofer
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Hello there,  @sam_mcgrath ...

I do not know if there is a limit or not, but  @ffdixon ‌ should be able to help answer that question for you.  Good luck to you!

Bobby2
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HI  @sam_mcgrath ‌,

Per the documentation (What are Conferences?), 

 

Conferences can accommodate as many users as needed, though the recommended guideline is a limit of 100 users.

ffdixon
Community Champion

Hi,

I am the product manager for BigBlueButton.  I work at Blindside Networks, the company that provides hosting for Canvas Conferences to Instructure, and while can't speak on behalf of Instructure, I can respond to your question.

The limit of 100 is not hard-coded.  You could do 101, 102, etc.  

BigBlueButton is designed to let you engage students and collaborate with them.  It's not designed for a 'webinar' type tool that is only for one-to-many (which is what you find when you have > 100 users).

We do recommend keeping the sessions under 100 users for best performance.

Regards,... Fred

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slow
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Thank you for your response to those questions.  Is there a Time Limit for the conference?