Passes can be used to share a file with a user for a specific amount of time. This is especially useful for sharing files with users who do not have system accounts. When a pass is created, the user decides whether to grant read or read and write permission to the file with the pass. When the time allotted for the pass is over, the user will no longer be able to access the file.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Enter the Content Collection folder where the file you want to share is located.
  2. Select the drop-down arrow next to the folders name and click Passes. (The parentheses indicates how many Passes currently exist for that folder/item).

  3. On the Passes page, select Create Pass at the top right of the page.
  4. Select the duration of the Pass and the permission level for those who use the Pass. Click Submit.

  5. You can either copy the link for the Pass or send the Pass via Blackboard’s email system.



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