To see what the students see in D2L follow these steps:
1. Go to the course’s main page. In the lower right hand corner choose the desired role in the dropbox under “Role Switch”.
2. Click [Change Role]
Note: Although the Role Switch and the Preview links in various tools are both designed to show an instructor what an “average” student SEES … it doesn’t fully mimic what a student DOES. Neither Role Switch nor Preview is actually associated with a real USER in the D2L database — so operations you perform in these “Student View” roles do not have the same effect as when a real student performs them. In other words, since there’s no real user attached to the Role Switch or Preview, there is no place for the instructor to *see* a quiz attempt or a file submitted to a Dropbox. (The Role Switch student will also not see restricted Discussions, for instance!)
A special note about Grades:
Using the Role Switch, the instructor will be unable to see anything in Grades, since there is neither grade data nor an actual user associated with this view.
To see a *particular* student’s view of their own Grades, click on the name of the student in the Enter Grades area, then click on [Preview] in the drop-down menu that appears to the right.