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What are Conferences?

Conferences are primarily used for virtual lectures, virtual office hours, and student groups. It can also be used to demonstrate technologies or troubleshoot technology issues online.
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Conferences makes it easy to conduct synchronous (real-time) lectures for all of the students in your course. Conferences allows you to broadcast real-time audio, video, demo applications on your desktop, share presentation slides, or demo any online resources. Currently, Instructure Canvas integrates with BigBlueButton.
Note: BigBlueButton can accommodate approximately 30 users in a conference at one time.
When would I use Conferences?
Use Conferences to:
Connect with your students for online office hours or special study sessions design to help them prepare for a test.Connect with your colleagues for professional development webinars.Practice presenting online. Students can set up practice presentations in their student Groups.Invite special guests to your classroom by adding them as a student or observer to your course.Broadcast a live event or lecture to the students that can't be onsite.