Documentation:Connect/Create a Content Pass

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Content Passes allow users in Connect to create shareable URLs for file(s) in their content collection. Permissions can be controlled for recipients to either view, edit, and/or delete the file(s).

This document will show you how to:

  • Create and share a Content Pass


Create a Content Pass

  1. After logging into Connect, enter your content collection by clicking on the Content Collection tab. Find the file you want to share with someone outside Connect and hover over it with your mouse. Next to the item name you should see a small chevron appear. Click the chevron.
    The chevron next to the file name is boxed in red.
  2. Click Passes.
  3. You are now on the Passes Page for that content item. Once you have created Passes for this item they will be visible in a list on this page. Click the Create Pass button in the top right corner beneath the name of your content item.
    The Content Pass creation form is shown above.
  4. You are now on the Add Pass form. You can set the expiry date of the Pass.
  5. You can set the permissions users who receive the Pass will have in regard to the file. You can choose Read, Read and Write, or Read, Write and Delete.
  6. When you are satisfied with your Pass settings click submit.
    This is the page you will see after submitting your Content Pass form. The link can be seen to the right under the Link column.
  7. Now you have returned to the Passes Page for the content item. You will be able to see the pass you just created in the list. The Content Pass URL is listed under the column titled Link and is all you need to distribute to your desired recipients.
    This is the page your desired recipients will see after entering the URL into their browser. To see the file they will need to click on the Read File link in blue text.

Effective Practices

The Connect Learning Management System significantly expands the toolsets of teachers and learners. This function directly:

  • Reduces barriers to collaboration with users outside the Connect LMS.
  • Increases the number of spaces students can use to store and easily share their multimedia content.

This function supports a number of Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles, including:[1]

2. Good practice encourages interaction and collaboration between students
3. Good practice uses active learning techniques.

We encourage both students and instructors to read more about the Seven Principles to see how they can inform your teaching and learning.


  1. Chickering, A. W., & Ehrmann, S. C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2), 2-4. [1]