Allowing Guests to Access Your Course
Article Last Updated May 2018
eClass allows two different levels of guest access into your Bear Tracks credit courses: 1) Access for guests from within the U of A (who have CCIDs) including teaching colleagues, faculty administrators, interested students, etc; and 2) Access for guests from outside the U of A.
Both these types of access give guest users a limited set of privileges within your course that will not allow them to see any of the enrolled student names, nor any of the work submitted by students. The guests will not be able to participate in any activities you have created in your course including discussion forums, chat rooms, assignments, or quizzes.
Note that allowing guests to access your course in either of the methods described below will only work if the course is already available to students -- if the course is closed because the term has passed or it is a course in the future and has not yet opened, guests will not be able to access.
To allow any U of A CCID users to access your course as a guest:
To allow guest users from beyond the U of A community:
Once you have enabled the guest enrolment method as described above, you have two options.
The first is to direct people to the eClass portal, and have them use the guest access link to enter the eClass site as in the image below. Once on eClass, they would need to enter the url for the course (from the steps above) into their browser to access to course.
The second method provides a direct link to your course that can bypass the portal page. To do this, you must take note of the id number of your course in your browser's address bar:
You will then email a different url to the external guests: