MEETS's default settings are usually set to require the role of a teacher or administrator in the LMS course in order to schedule and host online classes.

Using the Administration Panel, administrators can create a Student Collaboration Module, offering a separate environment for students to collaborate and meet online using their own web conferencing accounts. This platform can be added to the LMS course using a separate link, and can be used by students to host events, accessible by other course members.   

In order to create a separate instance for Student Collaboration, access "LTI Connections" in the Admin Panel, and create a new instance with the Student Collaboration Platform option turned on (the third option from the right).

Next, connect the new instance to your LMS course using the LTI installation manuals.