Using the Student View in Canvas

(CC BY-SA 2.0) from nic519 on Flickr
(CC BY-SA 2.0) from nic519
on Flickr

Has a student ever told you they can’t find something in your online course?

With the Student View tool in Canvas, you can easily see exactly what a student sees. This feature is helpful to make sure that course displays and functions in the way that you designed it. For example, you may want to test:

  • How a student would submit an assignment
  • Posting and replying to discussions
  • Viewing grades from a student perspective
  • Taking online quizzes
  • Viewing other course content like modules, pages, etc.

See the steps below for how to access Student View.

accessing-student-viewIf you’d like to learn more about Student View, check out What is Student View and How Do I Access Student View or contact the Instructional Design team at

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