Select a session to open the session details. The information you need to join or share the session is immediately after the session name. 

You can invite users two ways:

  • Send a public guest link
  • Send a personal invitation

You can't send invitations to sessions in a course. Everyone enrolled the course has access to the session. If you want to invite someone not in your course, send them a guest link.


Guest link

The guest link is a public link that can be used and shared by anyone who has it.

Guest access is on by default. Clear the Guest access check box to turn it off. This only turns the guest link off. You can still invite individual attendees.

Copy and send the copy of the guest link to your students, or other guests.

Session links can be long and break when sent. Use a URL shortening service, such as TinyURLTM or Bitly, to create a short alias for your session.

Everyone who joins from this link joins with the same guest role. Decide if guests join as a participant, presenter, or moderator.

Not sure of which permissions to grant someone? Don't worry. Permissions can also be set during your meeting.

Make sure you understand the different roles before making guests moderators. All moderators have complete control over the session.

More on roles and permissions


Personal invitation

If you’re not using Collaborate integrated with a Learning Management System (LMS), send personal invitations. 

You can't send invitations to sessions in a course. Send them a guest link instead.

If you invite someone as a moderator, they have complete control over the session. They also get the recording link emailed to them.

  1. Expand Invitations and select Invite attendee.
  2. Type the name and email of the attendee.
  3. Select the role you want to give them.

Collaborate emails the personal invitation with everything the attendee needs to join the session, including a unique session link only they can use. Make sure your session name clearly informs attendees what the session is for.

You can resend invitations, if an attendee didn’t get or lost the invitation. You can also delete invited attendees. This stops them from joining from their unique link. They can still join using a guest link.

You can't edit an invitation. If you need to change something like an email address in the invitation, delete the invitation and create a new one. 

If you want to send an invitation to a registered user, someone who has a user account on Collaborate, select Search registered users.

Collaborate emails the personal invitation with everything the attendee needs to join the session.

  • Session information
  • Unique session link to join
  • Guest link, if guest access is on
  • Dial-in information, if available