Meeting of the German-speaking Community
Instead of gathering in lovely Innsbruck, Austria, the German-speaking community used BigBlueButton to hold their annual meeting this year. With the fall semester just around the corner for many universities, this was a good opportunity to exchange experience in dealing with the challenges of Covid-19 and a rise in demand when it comes to video-supported teaching and learning. So it came as no surprise that scalability, Opencast Studio and the integration with BigBlueButton as well as Zoom were on the agenda. However, other topics like statistics, GPU encoding and the wiki found their place just like the usual “Introduction to Opencast” for new members of the community. Thanks to our hosts in Innsbruck, which we hope to visit “for real” in the future.