The table below illustrates limitations of using the Student View feature in Canvas.
You can view a course the same way that your students view it through using the Student View feature in Canvas. Enabling Student View creates a Test Student in your course. You can also activate Student View in your Course Settings.
Student View at Texas A&M University
|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 SpeedGrader and is automatically added to every section in your course.
|New Quizzes assessments should be previewed in New Quizzes and not taken as the test student. Test Student attempts cannot be reset and will affect analysis reports.
To access Student View, click on the Student View button located on the top right of most pages.
We recommend using the Student View feature for the following:
- View course content
- Post and reply to Discussions
- Submit Assignments
- View Grades
- View People
- View Pages
- View the syllabus
- View and submit Quizzes
- View the Calendar and the Scheduler (if enabled)
When you are ready to leave Student View, you can either Reset Student or Leave Student View.
If you would like to reset the Test Student data at any time, use the Reset Student option; however, Test Student activity that involves interactions with other students cannot be removed, such as discussion replies. Test Student data that involves interactions with other students are retained even if the test student is removed.
If you would like to only leave Student View, but retain the data in your course, you can leave Student View by clicking on Leave Student View on the banner that appears on the bottom of the screen.
As a note, you are unable to use the Student View feature to preview Attendance, Inbox, Collaborations, differentiated assignments, external third-party tools, groups, peer reviews, and profiles as they do not work for the Test Student. You will see only what you, as the instructor, allow your students to see.