See your course as students see it
You can see your course as students see it any time -- while you are developing your course, when you are ready to publish, or any time during the quarter. When you switch to Student View, Canvas creates a test student account. As the Test Student, you can see the course as a student, and experiment with submitting Assignments and posting to Discussions.
Follow these steps to see your course in Student View:
- In the left-hand menu, click Settings.
- In the right-hand sidebar, click Student View.
On the right side of the bar are two buttons: Reset Student and Leave Student View. When you click Reset Student, you clear the history of any activities you have performed as that test student, and you create a brand new test student account. When you are ready to switch back to the regular view, click Leave Student View.
Note: There is a separate Test Student account for each course in Canvas. Whenever you move to a new course you will need to activate the Test Student for that course.