It is possible to allow participants to join a Collaborate session who do not have access to Blackboard. It is best to do this at time of scheduling the session but it can be done retrospectively by editing a previously created session.
By switching the Allow Guests option ON when scheduling a session, you can generate a link that can then be distributed in any method suitable to your use.
Once you have completed the scheduling process a green box will appear at the top of the Scheduler Tool that contains the link.
If you require the link at a later date it can be obtained from the context menu for the session you have just scheduled.
- Select the downward chevron icon at the end of the session title.
- Then Invite Guests.
A box will appear containing the link.
You may also send an invite to a guest from this screen by individually entering an invitees’ email address and selecting Add. This will populate the list of invitees who will then be sent an email with a link that will allow them to enter the session.