How to create a WUR Guest Account

For guest lecturers with no WUR account it is possible to arrange a Guest Account so that they can use Brightspace. This article will give you an overview on how to create a WUR Guest Account.

Guest Account

New guest acount button

To go to the Guest Account page, surf to

Please be aware that is only accessible from the WUR network and via MyWorkspace (from an external location)!

1.  Then, click on New Guest Account

Create Guest Account interface

2.  On Create Guest Account, fill in the required fields

  • Use a meaningful description, like the name of the requester, or the course code or chair group.
  • Please think carefully about the expiration date. Is the guest lecturer here only until the end of the calendar year? Let it expire on December 31st. The requester can always edit the expiration date if necessary (except for the situation mentioned in the bullet below).
  • Please be aware that at the moment the WUR Guest Account will no longer be visible in the tool as soon as the expiration date has been reached. Therefore, as soon as the expiration date has been reached, the WUR Guest Account can no longer be extended.
Enrollment options

3.  Select the enrollment types

For Guest Lecturers in Brightspace we only use the Affiliate enrollment type. At this moment it is not possible to login to SharePoint with a Guest Account.

Crerate account

4.  Once all fields have been filled in, click Create


Now, you will be asked to confirm the account you have created

5.  Read the rules and regulations and check that you accept them and click on Create account(s)

Confirmation email

The guest will receive an e-mail (if the email option 'Send new user confirmation email' is checked) with a link asking them to create a password

After creating the password, the guest is a user in Brightspace and can log in to Brightspace via The guest is NOT yet enrolled in any course, with a certain role. This must be done after the guest has become a user in Brightspace.

NB: The guest cannot use MyPortal, WUR PC’s, or the eduroam wifi network with the Guest Account. A wifi guest account can be created here:

How to add an external user to a course

If you want to add for example a guest lecturer to the course, it is necessary that this person has a WUR guest account. Please find an explanation below Guest Account. If a WUR Guest Account is created, you can add the external lecturer to your course following How to enrol/unenrol users to the course.

Now you know how to create and use a WUR Guest Account!