for online Parent Teacher Conferences we will be using Big Blue Button. This requires no special software and is accessible on any device with an internet connection and a web browser.
In order to create link to for your conference room, follow these steps:
  1. Go to and sign up for an account. Make sure you use the orange Microsoft 365 button to do so.
  2. Once your account has been approved (Note: you will not receive an email notification; you will need to check back at a later time. It is usually approved within the hour.), log in at  Again, be sure to use the orange Microsoft 365 button.
  1. Create a new room called “Ms. XXXX’s Parent Conferences” and then send that link to be shared with parents.
  2. On the day of conferences, sign in to, select your Parent Conference room and click Start.
For more detailed instructions, you can view this screencast:
These  timestamps can help you find the instructions that you need:
  1. Create your account and log in (0:00)
  2. Create a room to use for PTCs (1:40)
  3. The basics of BBB (2:10)
  4. User Management (3:20)
  5. Uploading a custom presentation as background for PTCs (5:27)
  6. Upload a new default background presentation (6:54)