Integrating BigBlueButton with Moodle

In order to improve online learning, educator and learners collaboration, moodle and BigBlueButtion  were designed independently and these two can be integrated with ease.

About Moodle;

Moodle is an open source learning management system designed to create a learning environment for educators, learners and administrators. Moodle can be installed on a person’s web server, it is also proven and trusted worldwide.

It is completely free with no licensing fees, highly flexible and fully customizable.

About BigBlueButton;

BigBlueButton is an open source global web conferencing system intended for online learning. It includes features like; real time sharing of audio, screen and video, private/public chat, interactive whiteboard and  upload of documents.

BligBlueButton is integrated in moodle as plugin and below are the step by step procedures on how this is done;

  • Sign into moodle as an administrator > Dashboard > site administration.

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Adding Logos in Zimbra

In Zimbra, there are two different images to re-brand: one is the image that appears in the Login window and the other is the image in the top-left corner when you are logged in. Each image has a different size, and the logos for the open source email platform (FOSS) should be set to the following max sizes:

Application Banner, 200px X 35px in Zimbra Collaboration 8.x;

Application Banner

Application Banner, 170px X 42px in Zimbra Collaboration 8.0.x;

Application Banner1

Login Banner, 440px X 60px in Zimbra Collaboration 8.x;

Login Banner

Login Banner, 450px X 36px in Zimbra Collaboration 8.0.x;

Login Banner1

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Installing and configuring cacti on ubuntu to monitor the network

In a recent article, http://“”, we learnt how to monitor bandwidth consumption using Cacti and the assumption was that your service provider had given you access to their own Cacti tool which they use to monitor your consumption.

In this article, we shall learn how to install and configure Cacti on your own server either on premise or in the cloud.

Our installation focus is going to be on Ubuntu though it could also be installed on Windows which requires installation of a lot more software as compared to Linux. If you want to install on windows use the link below,

“http://“ 88299183/1/ch01lvl1sec11/installing-Cacti-on-a-windows-system”

With your own Cacti you will be able to monitor not only the bandwidth consumption but also the state (up or down) of your devices and how long they have been in that state.

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Using cacti to monitor bandwidth consumption

Cacti is a free network graphing tool that is used to visualize the time series data obtained by the Round-Robin database tool (RDD tool).

The tool polls network devices like switches and routers via SNMP and then graphs their data. Some of the data that are polled are CPU load, temperature, uptime and network bandwidth utilization.                                                                                                                                        

Here we shall focus on how you can monitor your bandwidth from the cacti graphs.

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