BigBlueButton is not designed as a purely video conferencing application, but rather it focuses on engagement with students (breakout rooms, shared notes, multi-user whiteboard, etc.).
You can share webcams in BigBlueButton and students can see each other by unlocking the See other viewers webcams (in the lock settings).
However, we recommend keeping the overall number of streams under 200 for best performance.
- 100 users with 1 webcam (1 * 100 = 100 streams)
- 12 users all sharing webcam (12 * 12 = 144 streams)
Not good examples:
- 25 users with 25 webcams (25 * 25 = 625 streams)
- 75 users with 75 webcams = 5,625 streams)
In this case, you can do something like this workaround which would allow students to see the other students.
See this article for further information - Options for giving students visibility of other student's webcams
Right now, there are no hard-coded limits in the webcam sharing, but the above guidelines will ensure you and your students have a good experience.
If a student is on low bandwidth, they elect to can turn off webcams for their client via the Options menu.