Academic Technology SupportInstructor Guides - Canvas SettingsHow do I view a course using a test student?

How do I view a course using a test student?

How do I view a course using a test student?

You can view a course the same way that your students view your course through Student View. Enabling Student View creates a Test Student in your course. You can activate Student View in your Course Settings.

To see the student's perspective on Canvas, use Student View to view the course, post and reply to discussions, submit assignments, view grades, view people, view pages, view the syllabus, view quizzes, view the calendar, and view the scheduler (if enabled).

Attendance, conferences, conversations, collaborations, differentiated assignments, external apps, groups, peer reviews, and profiles do not work for the Test Student. You will see only what you, as the instructor, allow your students to see.

Notes:

  • Each Canvas course has a separate Test Student account. Whenever you move to a new course you will need to enable Student View for that course.
  • Submissions and scores for the Test Student do not affect course analytics.
  • You can only view the course layout as it is seen by your students. You cannot view student-specific information, such as conversations between students.
  • Once you activate Student View, the Test Student is shown at the end of the Gradebook and is automatically added to every section in your course. If you want to remove the test student completely, you will have to remove the test student from your section enrollments.