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Big Blue Button Privacy Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Later this week we will be switching our BBB server from BCNET (where we have had bandwidth and processor speed issues) to a cloud-based server.

Although we are advised that this switch will address our bandwidth issues, one negative consequence of this switch is that you will no longer have access to recordings you have made of previous sessions using BBB. Accordingly:

  • We will soon turn off the ability to record sessions until the server is switched later this week.
  • If you wish to save a BBB session that you have recorded this semester, please email us at tlcommons@kpu.ca by Wednesday evening. We will archive this and send you a link to your recording (on Kaltura) that you can post in your course.
  • As soon as we have archived all of the necessary recordings on Kaltura, we will make the switch to the new cloud-based server.
  • We will give you advanced notice of when we will make this switch so that you know for which hours BBB will not be available (it will be during hours that do not impact most classes).

Big Blue Button is a web-conferencing system for teaching and learning online that provides real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, and screen.  Some of your courses may use this tool for digital course delivery.  When you use Big Blue Button, personal Information about you, such as your name, email address, image, voice, and class participation is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of BC, s. 26(c), to promote individual and group learning at KPU.  Big Blue Button sessions are recorded for educational purposes and are shared only with your instructor and classmates within the Moodle site, and will be stored by KPU’s service provider within Canada.   When using Big Blue Button, you are requested not to divulge personal information about others, or to share personal information about yourself that is not necessary for class participation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your instructor.