BigBlueButton is not designed as a purely video conferencing application, but rather it focuses on engagement with students (breakout rooms, shared notes, multi-user whiteboard, etc.).
You can share webcams in BigBlueButton. In terms of guidelines, we recommend keeping the overall number of streams under 200.
- 100 users with 1 webcam (1 * 100 = 100 streams)
- 12 users all sharing webcam (12 * 12 = 144 streams)
Not good examples:
- 50 users with 5 webcams (50 * 5 = 250 streams)
- 75 users with 75 webcams = 5,625 streams)
Right now, there are no hard-coded limits in the webcam sharing, but the above guidelines will ensure you and your students have a good experience.
If a student is on low bandwidth, they elect to can turn off webcams for their client via the Options menu.