View As Student

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This page will contain information and best practices related to viewing your course site as a student. In general, the "View Site as: Student" option is simply a view, whereas the "Test Drive" (for example) in Assessments allows you to actually participate as a student. So be aware of the differentiation - view vs. participate.

Group Settings
A number of tools have the option to set Group settings. You are not able to preview or view the site as a student in a specific group.
If necessary, the best way to verify group settings is
  1. Enroll a colleague or TA into the course site as a Student
  2. Put them in a specific group
  3. Collaborate with that person
Why doesn't View Site As: Student always work?
A number of tools have built in Preview modes and View Modes that allow an instructor to test what a Student would see, and in some regards allows you to participate as the student as well as view as student.
There are a very limited number of scenarios in which it is not possible to see an accurate Student View.

Contents

Home

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Announcements

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Assessments

Two ways to view as student

  1. Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown(Located in the top right of your browser window. This is a simple view.
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  1. Use Test Drive on the menu across the top within the Assessments tool. This provides the ability to participate as a student.
    • If you have selected the lockdown browser the Test Drive will run without the lockdown.

Assignments

Two ways to view as student

  1. Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)
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  1. Use Student View on the menu across the top within the Assignments tool.

Blogs

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Calendar

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Chat Room

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Discussions

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Drop Box

View Site As: Student gives you a view of only your folder. It gives you an accurate experience of a student, but does not show a specific student.

Feedback

View Site As: Student does not function for this tool.

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Gradebook

An instructor, facilitator, or TA has the ability to view exactly what each student would see in the Gradebook tool.

  1. Navigate to the Gradebook tool
  2. Click "All Grades" link at the top of the tool
  3. Click the name of a student
  4. Click the link in the top right of the tool labeled "Student's Name View of Grades"
  5. You should now see exactly what your student will see in the Gradebook tool

Gradebook 2

An instructor, facilitator, or TA has the ability to view exactly what each student would see in the Gradebook 2 tool.

  1. Click the name of a student on the right portion of the tool
  2. Click the button labeled "View As Student" on the bottom right of the tool
  3. You should now see exactly what your student will see in the Gradebook 2 tool

Lessons

Use the View Site As: Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Mail

Podcasts

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Polls

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Resources

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

Roster

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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RSS Feeds

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Section Info

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Sign-up

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Site Info

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Site Stats

Skin Selector

Syllabus

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Tests & Quizzes

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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TurningTechnologies

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown. (Located in the top right of your browser window)

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Web Links

Use the View Site As: and select Student from the dropdown

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Wiki

By default, Students have the same permissions as Instructors besides the ability to modify permissions. Therefore, a Student View isn't necessary for this tool besides on the Info page:

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