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See Your Canvas Course from a Student View

Have you wondered how your Canvas course looks from your students’ perspective? The Canvas Student View feature creates one “Test Student” user that allows the instructor to view course content as a student would. Each course has a unique Test Student that every instructor in the course has access to. As the Test Student, you can submit Assignments & Quizzes, review Grades & Assignment feedback (including Crocodoc via the preview icon), post to Discussions, as well as view the Syllabus tab.

To view your course from a student perspective, click on Settings in the left navigation, then on the Student View button that appears at the upper right of the screen. You will know if you are in Student View because of the persistent bar on the bottom of the screen indicating you are logged into Student View. Click the Leave Student View button to exit the student view. Please note that Conversations, Collaborations, Groups and Profile do not work for the Test Student.

You can review the Instructure Guides “What is Student View?” and also “Where can I find the student view of the Gradebook?” for more information. For more general help and support using Canvas, visit Canvas One Stop The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). You can see what’s going on there this week at our website.