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Conferencing - how to offer students access to just Big BlueButton and not adobe connect

I have been testing how the Canvas set up for using Adobe Connect works in Canvas as what happens not as described in Ean Harkers useful guides at Create a Conference in Canvas (Adobe Connect Integration) and Canvas to Adobe Connect Best Practices / Troubleshooting.   I have established that the expected behaviours (unexpected to me) are

  • When student creates a room = host in own room
  • When student enters other’s room = participant
  • When staff enter others’ rooms = host  ( = default)
  • When staff enter own room = host in own room

We can live with this but only if can restrict students from creating adobe connect rooms due to our limited concurrent user licence. However, if I turn off the student permission to create web conferences then they cannot create any conferences at all not even big blue button (BBB) in their group area. This permission is all or nothing.

Ideally we would like

a) staff only to be able to create / manage an adobe connect webcon at course level

b) students to be able to create webcon in group area that they manage themselves - using just BBB

How can I achieve this?

I thought javascript associated with student roles might be the way to hide the adobe connect option from the drop down menu at course level but have been advised there is curenlty no way of differentiating the view for students and teachers either.  Before raising this as a feature request as am sure there are other LTis and functions that need siilar restricting does anywone have any suggestions?

I have looked at the eSync offering eSync Training and Adobe Connect but it is expensive, still in development and offers too many options

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Tyler Clair's comments I am going to say makes sense. There has been a lot of tweaks to Canvas since my initial documentation Create a Conference in Canvas (Adobe Connect Integration) and Canvas to Adobe Connect Best Practices / Troubleshooting. has come out. Now that Instructure is no longer using the original integration with Connect, they have been referring clients to use eSync's integration package. (eSync Training and Adobe Connect)

Enough time has gone by that I would say that I have no more information to add. I know that our set up here somehow is still working and what is what we wanted for now. I do not have any coding at my end. It is possible that one of the engineers plugged a fix on the Instructure side associated with our instance. I will say that we only have Connect for faculty, students are sadly hosed because they cannot use it. We only have Connect integrated, nothing else and that could be a big factor. The configuration settings we have creates the instructor an user account in Connect. It is there that we manually have to invite the user to the meeting host group. From there the instructor can do their thing.

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Hi vrs07nl​, it's been a while since we heard from you. Did the response from harker resolve your issues? For now, I will mark this question as "Assumed Answered"; that will not prevent you or others from responding. If you arrived at a different solution, please take a moment to update the thread. Thanks!


Unfortuntaely not . The oriignla post was mine and Ean agrewed with me that using css or js woudl not necessarily resolve the issue - so no solution