10-071 Opening Course Access for Guests


You can set guest access to your course or any other learning resource. By doing so, you make all course contents or the learning resource publicly available. To gain guest access you do not need to log in with a user- or university account. Guests only have access to course elements without personal data. Guest access can not be given to 'Learning path courses'.

Please note: Please only apply guest access to contents where you are the owner, material that you have created and content that has been licensed accordingly.

Important Steps

  1. Go to Authoring and open the relevant course.
  2. Choose Administration and select Settings. Go to the Share tab in this interface.
  3. Under Access for members of the organization, choose the option Open Without booking. The option Access without login appears.
  4. Select the allowed for guests option.
  5. Save your selections. The course is now freely accessible for all registered OpenOlat users as well as for guests.
  6. Guests can access the following course elements:
    • They can read everything in the CP learning content, the Blog, the Wiki, the Forum, the Notifications, the Calendar,the Single Page, the External page, the File dialog and the Link list. They can also view Videos and listen to Podcasts.
    • Folder: Guests can download files.
    • SCORM: It is possible for guests to access content.
    • Test: In the standard settings, tests are not accessible for guests. However, open access for anonymous users can be configured. You can do so by choosing the course element Test in the Course editor. In the Options tab, the Anonymous users (guests) allowed option is selected.
    • Self-test: It is possible for guests to sit the test (the saved data will be anonymous).
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