Bongo Virtual Classroom

Availability and support for Bongo will continue for the duration of the current license agreement, November 1, 2023. Use of Bongo will be monitored over the next year so that an informed decision regarding future use of the tool can be made.

While the virtual classroom functionality in Bongo does not meet most web conferencing platform needs, the tool was licenced and has been used primarily for student video assignments.

About this tool

Use Bongo Virtual Classroom to create meeting spaces, allowing you to engage with one student, a small group of students, or up to 150 students with live video and screen sharing. If desired, Bongo is capable of coupling this Virtual Classroom component with four comprehensive Video Assignment workflows, and allows learners to use virtually any device to complete assignments and join live meetings.

Features and functionality

  • Pre-record sessions for on-demand viewing using a webcam, screen, or both
  • Instructors can post lecture slides, create break-out rooms, and record meetings
  • Breakout rooms are possible for small groups within the larger class

Tool guide

Cost No cost
Recommended class size Up to 150 students
LEARN integrations Fully integrate class roster with LEARN
Known limitations
  • Only 10 webcams can be active at one time
  • Works best with Chrome and Edge
Level of support Centrally licensed and supported
Privacy & Security
  • LEARN user data shared with Bongo: 

    • USERID (e.g. jsmith), Role (e.g. student, instructor), username (e.g. jsmith), email (, system username (D2L string not your jsmith), system role (student, staff, or instructor)

    • LEARN has the ability to receive grades from Bongo

  • Please review the Privacy in Recordings page, which includes a downloadable notification template to post in your course

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