Nexus is our collaboration platform, featuring a virtual gathering and online learning center. It is useful for a variety of streaming collaboration needs from low-key team video chats to formal online learning. Every Nexus user is equipped with full-featured web conference services including video chat, slide presentation, whiteboard, desktop sharing, session recording, breakout rooms, polling, and VOIP audio.

In Summer of 2021, Nexus will expand to incorporate additional social media-style tools, such as conversation threads, file storage and real-time chat.

Nexus is backed by the acclaimed BigBlueButton open source online learning platform, which is also used by leading community learning platforms such as Moodle and Canvas.

Built for Online Learning

  • Breakout Rooms
  • Screenshare
  • Presentations

On-the-go Options

  • Dial-in Audio
  • Record and Playback
  • Adjustable Media Settings

Rich Collaboration Tools

  • Shared Notes
  • Shared Whiteboard
  • Closed Captions

No-Fuss Join

  • No Software Downloads
  • Use Your Preferred Browser
  • Modern, Intuitive Interface

High Quality Audio/Video

  • Digital Audio (VOIP)
  • Adjustable Video Quality (to match available bandwidth)

Advanced Facilitation

  • User Moderation
  • Polls and Private Chat
  • Attendance List Download

Security means that no one can get to your stuff who is not authorized.

Nexus provides industry-standard encryption of your internet communication and secure storage practices of your user data.

With no proprietary downloads to install, we keep your local computer safe from third-party “backdoor” eavesdropping.


Privacy means that you have control over who is authorized to get to your stuff.

As a member of our co-op, YOU are in charge of your data. As a nonprofit cooperative, we have no incentive to sell our members’ data, or mine it, or use it to target intrusive advertising.

Training and Adoption

As great as our software is, our training webinars are where the real Northbridge magic happens! Northbridge conducts regular training sessions designed to help our community adopt virtual gathering and learning practices into their collaboration and outreach practices.

New Releases

Members direct new development of the Nexus platform in a way that meets their specific collaborative needs.

Coming in summer of 2021: Nexus will expand to incorporate additional social media-style tools, such as conversation threads, file storage and real-time chat.


We are accessible so you can be accessible

To us, this means…

  • Low member dues and generous seats
  • User-controlled bandwidth demands
  • Many device options
  • Thoughtful, thorough adoption training


so our members can have

  • Increased attendance options
  • Reduced travel expenses
  • Broader possibilities for collaboration

It’s joyful to be able to bring in somebody who might not be able to get there [using Nexus Web Meet]. People pay a lot of money for that kind of technology and it's great to be able to get it at a fraction of the cost through our membership with Northbridge.

Rory SmithAntiracism Commission, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago