How to allow/restrict guest access in your course

You can grant non-enrolled users (guests) to be able to access your course announcements and non-gradable materials by enabling the Guest Access setting in your course. You can rest assured knowing this will not allow guests to submit any work, view discussion boards, or access any sensitive information on your site like a Student or T.A. would.

How to allow/restrict guest access

  1. Navigate to your Blackboard course website.
  2. Under the Control Panel, select Customization > Guest and Observer Access:
  3. Select "Yes" or "No for the Allow Guests setting. 

Please note: Observer access allows student athletes to be observed, so we ask that you please leave the Allow Observers field set to "Yes".

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