One powerful tool in Canvas is the student view option. This tool allows the instructor of the course to preview course items as if they were a student. This preview allows the instructor to:
This page will provide information on how to use the Student view including considerations you should have when using the tool.
To activate student view click on the Student View button.
This button is located in the upper right of all pages in your course.
On your homepage
On the Modules page
On the Assignment page
You will know when you are in student view because a your page will be outline by a pink/fuchsia boarder along with a banner at the bottom saying You are currently logged into Student View. This border will persist on your screen as you navigate in the student view.
To leave the student view click on the Leave Student View button located in the banner at the bottom right of the page
The student view tool creates a fake student in your course called Test Student. As you experience the course as this test student you will create a history for the Test Student account, including grades and upload history for assignments.
In doing this you may be prevented from testing out an assignment or quiz multiple times. In order to do this, you will need to Reset the student. This can be done through the Reset Student button in the banner at the bottom right of the page.
The Test Student can affect some of the data in your Grades tab, and you may at times want to remove the test student entirely from you course. Note: you can always re-add them by going into student view again.
To remove the test student: