What is Student View?
Student View allows instructors to see the course as a student views it.
View Course as the Test Student
You will see the course as a student. You can tell you are in Student View by noticing that your name changed to Test Student  and the persistent bar across the bottom of the screen indicating you are in Student View .
View Test Student
The 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.
Please 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. As the Test Student, you can submit Assignments, post to Discussions, and see the course as a student.
You can also Reset the Test Student to clear the Test Student's history and re-check content in the course. For example, an instructor created an assignment, submitted it as the Test Student, but realized he or she forgot to add a certain submission type. The instructor can click on the Reset Student button and submit the assignment again as the Test Student.
Conversations, Profile, Settings, and Collaborations are not supported in Student View.
When would I use Student View?
Use Student View to:
- View the course
- Post to a Discussion
- Turn in an Assignment
- View Grades
- View People
- View Pages
- View the Syllabus
- View Quizzes
Remember, Conversations, Collaborations, and viewing the Profile do not work for the Test Student. You will see only what you, as the instructor, allow your students to see. Also, the Test Student has been removed from results averages.