Tim Batiuk

Adobe Connect LTI workaround + BigBlueButton pro/con

Discussion created by Tim Batiuk on Jul 20, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 21, 2017 by ffdixon@blindsidenetworks.com

Hi there,

 

New Canvas admin here and I am WAY impressed with the resources I’ve been finding in this community!

 

So we signed on with Adobe Connect, and I have to say, I’m disappointed that the only LTI app I’m finding is eSync and it costs a whopping $9k for a tiny school like ours. If Connect isn’t integrated into Canvas (and no single sign-on or talking with a SIS), the drawbacks really outweigh the benefits.

 

I’ve seen some folks using tenuous workarounds from 2+ years ago so I thought I’d check in: Is anyone using Connect with Canvas without that expensive LTI and finding reasonable success?

 

And to piggyback on that, what are the pros and cons of BigBlueButton in practice for you all? I appreciate that it’s simple and open-source, though it feels a tad lightweight for what my teachers are used to.

 

Thank you all in advance!

 

—Tim @ Frontier Charter Academy

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