Illinois Compass 2g, Blackboard Collaborate Classic Guest Links
Blackboard Collaborate guest links are used to bring those without university credentials into a Blackboard Collaborate Live Session. The upgrade to Illinois Compass 2g on May 24, 2017 brings a known issue in which Blackboard Collaborate Classic Guest links do not work for users who are not already logged in. This article provides a list of workarounds.
- Host the session using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra instead, the guest links for this version of Collaborate function as expected Illinois Compass 2g, Instructors, Create a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Session
- Using the telephony option for Blackboard Collaborate Classic will allow off-campus guests to join the session using audio only. The Built-in telephony options must be turned on in the room settings in Compass 2g (found under Course Tools > Blackboard Collaborate > Edit Room). The number to share with off-campus guests is listed on the Room Details page prior to joining the session
- Request an Illinois Compass 2g guest account for your guest Illinois Compass 2g, Temporary guest accounts for Illinois Compass using Active Directory . Guest users will need to log-in to Compass with the guest credentials in order to access the session