Blackboard Collaborate: Invite Guests to a session

Important information!
You will need to use the Guest Link feature to allow users to take part in a session where:

* you want to invite people who are not enrolled on the Blackboard course in which you are using Collaborate

* you want to invite people who are not members of the University.


To set up Guest Access and find the Guest Link

In a course, go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or access via a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tool link added to the course menu.

For the main Course Room

To find the Guest Link for the Course Room, click on the Course Room Options button, then click Get guest link.

Edited to condense image: Collaborate upcoming sessions screen, drop down menu

For a scheduled Session

To find the Guest Link for a forthcoming scheduled session, click the Session Options button beside the details of a session, then Edit Settings.

Session menu, edit settings higlighted

Copy the Guest Link to use in an email

The settings panel opens, with the Guest Link highlighted. Click on the Copy Button Icon Copy button copy this link to the Clipboard.

You can then paste this link into an email that is sent to those you want to take part in the session.

Anyone sent the link can click on this link to open and join the Collaborate session.

Course room menu, guest access link highlighted and being copied

Page last updated on May 27, 2020 by andyturner

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