Inviting a Guest Speaker to a Video Conference

These directions work whether you're creating a new video conference in Canvas or editing a pre-existing meeting on the video conference tab of a Canvas Site. 

Keep in mind that only the meeting owner can edit a meeting.

Inviting a Guest to a Video Conference Scheduled within Canvas

It is easy to share your video conference information with a guest speaker right from Canvas whether you're using BlueJeans or Zoom.

BlueJeans

If your BlueJeans meeting was scheduled using Canvas, you have two options: 

  • Sharing a link to the video conference.
  • Adding the guest speaker to the meeting. 

We recommend sharing a link via email, but either method will work.

Share a link from Canvas

To share the link to your class video conference via email with a guest speaker:

Invite a Guest from within Canvas

You can also use Canvas to invite a guest speaker to your video conference. Following the below instructions will cause BlueJeans to send an email your guest with the video conference details:

Zoom

If you've scheduled your Zoom meeting within Canvas it is very easy to get an invitation link to share with a guest:

Inviting a Guest  Outside of Canvas

BlueJeans

You can gather the information needed to invite your guest speaker to your video conference scheduled via meeting.wharton.upenn.edu:

Zoom

You can gather the information needed to invite your guest speaker to your video conference scheduled via upenn.zoom.us:

Zoom meetings you scheduled via Canvas will also show up listed in upenn.zoom.us.