How do I restrict participant permissions?

Administrators can control the default participant permissions in the Collaborate Ultra Scheduler. This is usually done when the session is first created. This feature enables Instructors to ensure only session moderators can control the participants’ ability to enable their audio, video, type in the chat or draw on the whiteboard, and add files. By restricting these permissions, participants will join their session without any of these capabilities available by default. Restricting permissions is intended to prevent disruptive behavior from participants.

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Moderators can also control participant permissions while in an active Collaborate Ultra session. Instructors can control a participant’s ability to enable their audio, video, type in the chat or draw on the whiteboard, and add files. This is intended to prevent disruptive behavior from participants.

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How do I ensure only authorized participants can join a session?

The most secure way to join a Collaborate session is through a Learn Course. Sessions in a course require attendees to sign into the course to access the session. The Learning Management System (LMS) authenticates the user and creates a unique session link that helps each session identify the user. Each link is associated with an individual session and a specific user in that session. This means that the link only works for that user in that moment. The link to join session can't be used again or shared with another user. Session links expire after 5 minutes.

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How do I restrict  access to my Collaborate sessions? 

Guest links provide an easy way to provide access to a Collaborate session. However, guest links for your virtual classroom can be shared and anyone with the link can enter your session. If you do decide to use guest links, make sure guests are assigned the participant role and that you restrict participant access.

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