Video conferencing available for New Zealand educators

All kura, early-childhood centers and schools are invited to trial our video conferencing system hosted in New Zealand. Our system is listed as part of the Ministry of Education's official guidance for early learning services, schools and kura investigating video conferencing tools. The system is called "BigBlueButton" and has been designed specifically for educators - learn more about BigBlueButton, see its community support, FAQs, it's accessibility, and watch a video of it in action.

Why use BigBlueButton at

  • Unlimited meeting duration
    You won't be kicked out because you've hit a time limit.
  • Create a personalised room per classroom or topic
    Every teacher can upload their own presentations and create an environment that's best suited for their teaching style.
  • Nothing for your team and your learners to install
    Everything can be done via the website
  • Dedicated tools for educators
    Create breakout rooms, use a collaborative whiteboard and play pre-recorded videos hosted elsewhere
  • High quality video
    Our system is hosted in New Zealand, that makes it quick. No lag!
  • Protect learner privacy
    Your learners don't need to be subjected to monitoring by advertisers.



To register your interest, or to ask any questions, please email


More information

NZOSS offers several digital services for New Zealand-based individuals and organisations.

As part of our COVID-19 response, we have negotiated with the Ministry of Education for our BigBlueButton video conferencing system to be listed alongside international players such as Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

The service is provided by NZOSS volunteers, with hosting generously donated by Catalyst Cloud.