Create a New Collaborate Room in Desire2Learn


This post shows you how to create a new Collaborate room that is integrated with Desire2Learn. When you use this method to create a Collaborate room, access to your room is automatically limited to participants in your existing Desire2Learn course and sign-in is limited to course participants.

Note: Collaborate sessions in Desire2Learn require that participants have a microphone attached to their computer to participate in voice chat. To set up the option to dial in to a meeting by telephone, you would need to request a stand-alone session, instead of creating a meeting in Desire2Learn, or use a third-party phone bridge provider.

Create a New Collaborate Room

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your CampusID and password.
  3. Select your Course.
  4. Click Online Rooms.
  5. Under Rooms List, click New Room.
  6. Under the Room tab:
    1. Enter a Name for your room
    2. Enter a description for your room
    3. Select a start and end date and time
  7. Under Advanced Properties:
    1. Select additional specifications for your new room, if desired
    2. Set the archive mode for the room
  8. Below, under the Attendees section, click Add Attendees.
  9. Under the Users tab, select the users you wish to add into the room and click Add.
  10. Click Save.
    NOTE: You can also click Save and Join to immediately join the collaborate room
  11. Help

    If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact the IS&T Help Center at 404-413-HELP (404-413-4357) or

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