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Access guest links for Collaborate sessions

What is it?

A guest link is a link you can generate and distribute users outside of the University of Dundee in advance. 

What does it do?

When the recipient interacts uses the link, they will be able to attend the Collaborate session once it is open. The guest link does not attach to an existing user’s account, so it should not be used for students enrolled in a module unless a specific user has access issues.

This is ideal for:

  • External users without a UoD account(e.g. guest lecturers)
  • Users who do not have access to themodule/organisation where the Collaborate session is set up

What should I know?

You will need to have set up your session to allow a guest link. If you have questions about this, please review our guide on arranging a session.

Step 1: On your module page, select the ‘…’ menu next to Blackboard Collaborate to open the menu. From here you can either get the guest link to the course room (this is not a discrete session that has start/end time), or click on Manage all sessions to access the link for a specific session. 

Step 2: Find the session you want the guest link for, and click on the three dots. From the menu, select the option Copy Guest Link.

Screenshot of the Manage All Sessions page in Collaborate. The three dot menu is open next to a session, and the option to copy guest link has an arrow pointing at it.

Updated on 08/09/2021

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