How to Save Big Blue Button (BBB) Videos to your Mobile Device (Android)


Downloading BBB sessions

Before you can sync BBB video content over to your Android mobile device, you will first need to download some videos. To do this, simply go to the course which you would like to save sessions from, and locate the BigBlueButton landing page, located in the Course Content Folder.

After opening the BigBlueButton landing page, you should see a list of recorded sessions for that course.

Click the video link of the video(s) you want to save and the video will open up in a new tab of your web browser. 

Right click on the video and you should have an option to "Save video as..."

Select this option and then you will be prompted to save the file to a location on your computer and give it a file name.

(NOTE: If you are having trouble locating or saving BBB sessions, please view the video located in this article that details the steps in locating and saving BBB videos:

Copying the BBB sessions to your Android

Step 1. Connect your Android mobile device to your computer via USB cable.

Step 2. Once your computer detects the device, you will need to locate the storage directory of the device. 

Windows - If you are using Windows, navigate to "My Computer" and you will see your Android device listed under that location. 

Mac OS X - You will need to download and install Android File Transfer: (Installation instructions are also located on the download page of the software.) 

Step 3. Transfer the files to your device.

Windows After you locate your device under "My Computer" and open the drive, you should have a folder named "Movies". To transfer the BBB videos to the device, all you need to do is drag the video files you downloaded into the "Movies" folder located on your mobile device.

Mac OS X - After installing Android File Transfer, you will have an application installed on your computer with the same name. To transfer files, you will need to open the program and it should detect your Android device and allow you to transfer the video files to your device. On your device, you should have a "Movies" folder. Simply transfer the BBB files to that location.

After you have transferred the files to your device, you should be able to play them using the default video player that comes with your Android device.

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