Invite non-university participants

You can invite people to join your Collaborate session if they are not enrolled on your module, or they are not a member of Aston University.

  1. As you create your Collaborate session tick the box to allow Guest access.
  2. Now select the Guest role – this determines the role that those joining the session via the guest link will have.
    • All guests joining via the link will have the same role, you cannot pre-determine one person to be a presenter and another person to be a participant.
    • The Guest role can be changed at any point prior to the meeting and this will not affect the text of the guest link.
    • If you change the Guest role during the live session this will immediately impact on those joining via the guest link – even if you do not save the settings.
  3. Click Create to create the session and save the settings.
  4. The guest link will now become available. You can copy the guest link by clicking on the square.

Please note that if a student access a Collaborate session via the Guest link, they will not be officially recorded as attending the session – as Collaborate cannot reconcile the student’s true user account from a simple Guest credential. To guarantee that a student has their attendance recorded on a session, please ensure that your students access the Collaborate session via your Blackboard Learn course, instead.


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