Student View allows instructors to see the course as a student views it. The Student View feature creates one "Test Student" user that allows the instructor to view course content as a student would. This allows instructors to test out functions and course content to get a better understanding of the student's learning experience.
View Course as the Test Student
You can tell you are in Student View, seeing the course as a student would, in two ways:
- Your name changes to Test Student.
- The persistent bar across the bottom of the screen indicates that you are currently logged into Student View.
View Test Student
Each course has a unique Test Student to which every instructor in the course has access.
Please note: There is a separate Test Student account for each course. Whenever you move to a different course, you will need to activate the Test Student for that course. As the Test Student, you can submit assignments, post to discussions, and see the course as a student.
You can also click Reset Student to clear the Test Student's history and recheck content in the course. For example, an instructor might create an assignment, submit it as the Test Student, and then realize that he or she forgot to add a certain submission type. The instructor can click the Reset Student button and submit the assignment again as the Test Student.
Conversations, Profile, Settings, and Collaborations are not supported in Student View.
When would I use Student View?
Use Student View to:
Ensure students have access to course content
- View the Course Modules
- View Announcements
- View the Syllabus
Ensure students can turn in assigned work
- Post to a discussion
- Turn in an assignment
- Take quizzes
Ensure students can see graded work
- View Grades
- View Feedback
Ensure students have the ability to communicate with others
- View People
** Note: Conversations, Collaborations, and viewing the Profile do not work for the Test Student. You will see only what you, as the instructor, allow your students to see. Also, the Test Student has been removed from average grades **