Create a Microsoft Teams Session in Blackboard

Blackboard has recently released an integration with Microsoft Teams that allows you to quickly create Teams Meetings from within Blackboard.

Ultra Course View

Under Details & Actions select Books & Tools. Then, select Microsoft Teams. You will need to clic Sign In for Blackboard to connect to your O365 account. Click the Create Meeting Link button and set up your meeting date and time. Once the link is created, you can click Add to Calendar to add the meeting to your course calendar and create a link at the top of your course content (you can use drag and drop to move the link to a more convenient location once it has been created).

Original Course View

In the Control Panel, open Course Tools. Then, select Microsoft Teams. You will need to click Sign In for Blackboard to connect to your O365 account. Click the Create Meeting Link button and set up your meeting date and time. Once the link is created, you can click Add to Calendar to add the meeting to your course calendar and create a link in the first Content Area in your course menu (you can click the drop down arrow next to the link and click Move to move the link to a more convenient location once it has been created). The link will have Adaptive Release enabled, so students will not see the link until 1 hour before it is scheduled to begin.

Known Issue

If you are using the Chrome browser and you click the link immediately after creating it, you will receive an error that the session could not be launched. Your session was created, however, and you can access it by copying and pasting the link or using the link that you created in your course by clicking the Add to Calendar button. This error only occurs if you click the link immediately after creating it.

Recordings

If you record your Meeting, the recording will be placed in your Stream account within O365. You will need to manually retrieve the link to the recording from Stream and then post it in your Blackboard course.

Last Updated: 8/11/2020