Learn@Illinois Moodle - Viewing my Course as a Student

This page details how to view your Moodle course site as a student, helping you to understand what students see or do not see and helping to troubleshoot issues.

How do I view my course as a student?

  1. Click on your user picture and name in the upper-right corner of your course website.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Switch role to...

  3. Click on the Student button to select the student role.

Note: Switching roles is not perfect because you remain the same user, and your user may not have grades and group status, which will make some student views look different than a real student might see. To get an 100% accurate view, the best thing to do is to email atlas-tlt@illinois.edu to ask for a test student account and enroll it in your course. It is useful to have this logged-in on another browser so you can quickly switch back and forth.

How do I change back to my normal role?

  1. Click on your user picture and name in the upper-right corner of your course website.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Return to my normal role.

How do I view my grade book as a student?

  1. In the Administration block, click Gradebook setup.
  2. In the Administration block, click User report.
  3. In the "Select all or one user" drop-down menu, select the student you would like to view the grade book as.
  4. In the "View report as" drop-down menu, select User.

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Keywords:Moodle, switching roles, student gradebook, test student   Doc ID:74483
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-07-06 11:26 CDTUpdated:2017-09-20 16:25 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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