Scaleway Ensemble is a complimentary service and will be available until the end of July 2020. We want to provide all our clients with a temporary and free solution that will hopefully help you keep your business running until the end of the current crisis.
Scaleway Ensemble (Big Blue Button) provides a hosted Big Blue Button environment, allowing to communicate with remote team members over fully encrypted connections using TLS/SSL. Scaleway does not process any personal data through the use of this service.
Using Big Blue Button on Scaleway Ensemble allows you to have access to features such as:
1 . Open a web browser on your local computer and point it to https://ensemble-bbb.scaleway.com/.
2 . Click on Créer une salle to create a new virtual conference room
3 . Two links are generated:
4 . Distribute the link to your guests (by chat message, email, …). Guests can click on the link to join the conference directly, without the need for any additional password.
5 . Click on the link generated and enter your name. Click Accéder to join the conference room.
Note: The Enter key on your keyboard does not validate your name. You must click Accéder to access the virtual room.
You are now logged as a moderator in the conference room you created.
Once connected to the conference, you will be asked if you want to enable your computer microphone to be able to speak or to listen to the conference only. This choice is not definitive and can be changed at anytime during the conference.
Note: Upon the first connection you may be asked to allow access to your camera and microphone for the service. This is required to be able to communicate using Big Blue Button. Scaleway does not store your video or audio information and they are shared only within your conference room.
The Big Blue Button main communication screen displays:
The main options are:
In case the video or audio quality is not optimal or the application uses too many resources (CPU/RAM) on your local machine, you can disable webcam sharing:
1 . Click on the Options button in the right corner of the screen, then on Settings in the menu.
2 . Disable webcams in the Data Savings tab. Optionally desktop sharing can be disabled too for further bandwidth savings.
3 . Click OK to validate:
If you have joined a conference as a moderator, you have advanced privileges. Moderators can perform the following actions on guests:
Note: As a moderator, your name icon is squared. On the contrary, if you are a guest, your name icon is rounded.
The moderator options are available by clicking on a regular user from the users list:
In addition, you have several other privileges available for the entire conference room. Click on the star wheel next to Users to display the options available to the moderator.
A presenter can be any user in the conference, limited to only one presenter at a time in each conference room. Any moderator can make any user presenter, including themselves.
A presenter has access to the following features:
The presenter features are available by clicking on the Presenter Tools button: