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BigBlueButton is the in-built virtual/online classrooms for ScholarLMS and recently we updated it to the latest stable version. Unlike it’s previous version where it used to run only on Flash supported web browsers, this version can run both Flash and HTML5.

While joining an Online/virtual classroom, your web browser may ask you to choose Flash or HTML5 version, like the screen below.

Web browser option for Flash and HTML5

If you intend to use webcam in an online classroom session, be sure to go for Flash version.

 

Recommended web browsers

We highly recommend using the below web browsers for having a smooth classroom experience.

Mozilla FireFox Mozilla FireFox

Google Chrome Google Chrome

Safari Safari

 

How to enable Flash on your web browser

 

1. Google Chrome

Important note: Adobe has announced the deprecation of Flash Player for December, 2020 and will be turned off by default in Chrome in July, 2019.

Follow the steps below for enabling flash on specific website domains.

Step 1. Open Chrome browser Google Chrome

Step 2. Click on the options and then settings, like the screen below
Chrome Flash options

Step 3. Now click on Advanced and then go to Content settings
Chrome Flash options2

Step 4. In the next screen click on Flash
Chrome Flash options3

Step 5. Enable Flash by the toggle and if your site is listed in block, please remove that.
Chrome Flash options4

Step 6. Reload the page and you should see enable flash option like the screen below, enabling the Flash will automatically load classroom on your screen.
Chrome Flash options5

 

2. Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Open FireFox browser

Step 2. Click on the options icon and then Addons like the screenshot below
Firefox menu

Step 3. Find Shockwave Flash and choose Always on.
Mozilla_Firefox_flash

Step 4. Now refresh the page and run the flash if prompted, the classroom will load automatically.

 

3. Safari – For OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12 and later

Step 1. Open Safari, and choose Safari > Preferences.

Step 2. Click the Websites tab and scroll down to the Plug-ins section. Locate the Adobe Flash Player entry.

Step 3. Click the check-box to enable Flash Player.

Step 4. For the When visiting other websites setting, select the option of your choosing: Ask, Off, or On.

Step 5. Flash can also be configured for individual websites (domains). For each website appearing in the Allow websites to use this plug-in with the settings below: section, choose: Ask, Off, or On.

Step 6. Exit Preferences after you finish configuring Flash Player.

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