Learn@Illinois Moodle - Viewing the Gradebook and Course as a Student

Learn how to view the gradebook or the rest of your course as a student. This can help you understand what students see or do not see and help troubleshoot issues.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleViewAsStudent

Viewing the Gradebook as a Student

  1. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  2.  From the drop-down menu, select Gradebook setup.
    Select gradebook setup
  3. At the top of the screen, click Gradebook setup to expand the drop-down menu and select User report.
    Gradebook Setup Drop-down
  4. In the upper right corner, in the "Select all or one user" drop-down menu, click Choose. Select the student you would like to view the gradebook as. 
    Select all or one user
  5. In the "View report as" drop-down menu just under "Select all or one user", click and select "User" or "Myself". Toggling back and forth between "User" and "Myself" can give you a sense of how your view and the student view differ.

    View Report As

Viewing the Course Site (other than the Gradebook) as a Student

This works for most functions except the gradebook. To view the gradebook as a student, see the Viewing the Gradebook as a Student section below.

  1. In the upper-right corner of your course site, click on your name.
  2. User Name

  3. From the drop-down menu, select Switch role to.
    User Drop-down Menu
  4. Click on the Student button to select the Student role.
    List of Roles

Note: Switching roles is not perfect because you remain the same user, and your user may not have grades or 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 the test student in your course.

Returning to your Normal Role

  1. In the upper-right corner of your course website, click on your name.

    User Name as Student

  2. From the drop-down menu, select Return to my normal role.
    Return to Normal Role

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Keywords:view, switching, switch, return, returning, role, roles, grade, book, test, boost   Doc ID:74483
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-07-06 11:26 CDTUpdated:2019-09-18 15:22 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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