#28 Classroom v2: video platform review
Closed: Fixed 2 years ago Opened 3 years ago by ankursinha.

Modularising a bit. This is where we'll collect our reviews of the various video platforms

  • @skamath review "open meeting"
  • @linuxmodder - to review "Big blue button BBB"
  • @skamath write a report about "Jitsi"
  • @x3mboy review "ekiga"

  • Need someone with access to review BlueJ
    @amsharma has access to BlueJeans

Stuff to look for (based on our meeting: :

  • how many people can a video conference hold?
  • what other features does it have? screen sharing, for example?
  • Free or paid? We'd prefer something free of cost
  • FOSS or not - we'd prefer FOSS
  • what is the set up? Can we have a server on fedora-infrastructure?
  • How does one login - open id (so that fas can be used)
  • can the sessions be recorded?
  • how will participants interact amongst themselves and with the instructor
  • Is there an admin mode?
  • can it setup /allow for meeting alerts like a rss feed or similar
  • deployment can be done in various ways - openshift, fedorainfracloud (will require it to be packaged up I think)

Metadata Update from @ankursinha:
- Issue marked as blocking: #22
- Issue tagged with: WIP, classroom, tooling

3 years ago

Metadata Update from @ankursinha:
- Issue marked as blocking: #22

3 years ago

@ankursinha I can review blue jeans , what review you want, any specifications?

@ankursinha I can review blue jeans , what review you want, any specifications?

@amsharma - updated the ticket description with a sort of checklist.

Hi all,

As you might know, I had done an initial review of Jitsi last week and I was asked to review server and data policies of Jitsi.

I tried to look it up in various places but looks like Jitsi likes to keep their Data policy not so open to the public. I could not find any references to it on the official website and mailing lists.

Keeping privacy in mind, I am voting -1 for Jitsi (even though it is a great platform for AV conferences). I'll update my blog post about this soon.

@ankursinha Thoughts?

Metadata Update from @ankursinha:
- Issue tagged with: next-meeting

3 years ago

Hi all,
As you might know, I had done an initial review of Jitsi last week and I was asked to review server and data policies of Jitsi.
I tried to look it up in various places but looks like Jitsi likes to keep their Data policy not so open to the public. I could not find any references to it on the official website and mailing lists.
Keeping privacy in mind, I am voting -1 for Jitsi (even though it is a great platform for AV conferences). I'll update my blog post about this soon.
@ankursinha Thoughts?

Hrm, let's just keep it aside for the time being. Hopefully one of the other platforms will fit better and we won't need to dig in deeper into jitsi.

Any updates on the other platforms?

Blue Jeans

how many people can a video conference hold? - 100 and even more on request
what other features does it have? screen sharing, for example? - A lot, yes screen sharing, recordings etc
Free or paid? We'd prefer something free of cost - Free if any Red Hatter is there to help.
FOSS or not - we'd prefer FOSS - No
what is the set up? Can we have a server on fedora-infrastructure? - IDK
How does one login - open id (so that fas can be used) - Any Redhatter can open her/his bridge, share link and anyone can join with link.
can the sessions be recorded? - yes
how will participants interact amongst themselves and with the instructor - Video/Audio (I am not sure if I understand the query)
Is there an admin mode? - yes, Red Hatter can control the meeting (mute etc)
can it setup /allow for meeting alerts like a rss feed or similar - I think yes

Just as a note, Matrix/Riot supports audio / video conference calling, and you could use it to start a conference call inside of an IRC channel. I just tested this in #fedora-commops and thought it was pretty cool.

Keeping privacy in mind, I am voting -1 for Jitsi (even though it is a great platform for AV conferences). I'll update my blog post about this soon.

Did you try asking on their mailing list? Jitsi has improved a lot, especially for international calling (I've used it successfully for calls with participants across three continents and had minimal latency). It would be cool to try to get a firm answer for this before ruling it out because it seems like a great possible solution.

We've used Jitsi for seesions now, haven't we? So it seems to work quite well. If one of the instructors that used it can pitch in to describe their experience, we can close this one.

(RH folks are happily using BlueJeans too, so that's working OK)

Metadata Update from @ankursinha:
- Issue untagged with: next-meeting

2 years ago

Metadata Update from @dhanesh95:
- Issue tagged with: next-meeting

2 years ago

We discussed this and decided that Jisti and BlueJeans works for us at the moment, so we're happy and don't need to look into other platforms for the moment. Closing.

Metadata Update from @ankursinha:
- Issue close_status updated to: Fixed
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

2 years ago

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