Moodle 3.2: View or Test a Course Site as a Student

Applies to: Moodle 3.2

As an instructor or course designer, you will sometimes want to view a course site from the student's perspective.

You can use the Switch role to option within the site to see how it looks:

  • Is content visible?
  • Is there content that should be hidden from view?
  • Does it have the look and feel you want?

Viewing a course site as a student

  1. Go to the course homepage.
  2. Click on your profile name in upper-right corner of the banner. A drop-down menu appears.
    User's profile name with menu extended showing the Switch role to... option
  3. Select Switch role to.
  4. Click Student.
  5. View the course site.
  6. Click on your profile name again when you are done.
  7. Select Return to my normal role.

Note: Use this option with caution! If you navigate around the site too much in the student role, Moodle may confuse you with a real student and bump you out of the site. If this happens:

  1. Exit/Quit the browser completely.
  2. Restart the browser.
  3. Return to your course site.