Adding Guests to Blackboard Courses

The following instructions are for adding individuals to your Blackboard course site who do NOT have a Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory (JHED) ID. If you need to add someone to your Blackboard course site who DOES have a JHED ID, please send your request to EP Help Desk, and be sure to include the name, and JHED ID (if known).

  1. Go to the Faculty/Staff page in Blackboard (in the horizontal navigation at the top of the page).
  2. Click the radio button next to Add a single guest account.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. On the Guest Account Management page that displays next, type in the email address, re-type the email address to verify and type a first and last name for the guest.
    Then find the course in the list of courses that displays and from the drop-down, select the role they should have (if you don’t want them seeing student grades, it should be course builder or below).
  5. Click Submit – You’ll get a confirmation that the account was successfully created. The guest will receive an email at the address you put in explaining how to access Blackboard and asking them to change their password, etc. They may need a little additional guidance on how to access the course site, depending on their level of familiarity with Blackboard, particularly Hopkins’s instance.
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