Creating a Guest Link

This guide will demonstrate how to obtain a guest link to grant access to a collaborate session outside of your Blackboard class enrollments.

Entering the Collaborate Ultra Portal

Entering the Collaborate Ultra Portal within your course site depends on where you created a link to it - either in 1) the Course Menu or 2) a Content Area.

1) If you have created a Collaborate Ultra tool link in your Course Menu, you can click on this directly to launch the application.

2) If you have created a Collaborate Ultra link within a Content Area, first click the name of the Content Area in the Course Menu, and then click the Collaborate Ultra link in the Content Area.

If you have not yet created a Collaborate Ultra link in either the Course Menu or a Content Area, then please refer to the Enabling Collaborate Ultra in Your Blackboard Course guide.

Once you have clicked on the Collaborate Ultra link in either the Course Menu or in a Content Area, you should see the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra screen shown below.

If the guest link is not enabled for your Collaborate session, you would need to follow this step to enable guest access.

To enable a guest link:

  1. Click the button with the three dots to the right of the course room or session name.
  2. Select Edit Settings from the menu that appears.

On the Event Details tab:

  1. Check the Guest Access checkbox to allow guest access.
  2. Select the desired role from the Guest Role dropdown menu (Participant/Presenter/Moderator)
  3. Click the Save button to update the session settings.

After the settings are updated, you will now be able to obtain the guest link.

To obtain a guest link for a session:

  1. Click on the button with the three dots to the right of the course room or the session link.
  2. Click on the  Copy Guest Link option in the menu.
  3. The Guest Link URL will appear on screen. You can click on the link or use [control]+{C]  (Windows) or {command]+[C} (Mac) to copy the link to your clipboard.

You can then send the link to your guest participants via email.