Acting a user allows admins to login as the user without a password. You can take any action as though you are the user but the audit logs will show that you performed the tasks while acting as a user. Only admins with the correct permissions can act as other users.
You can act as a user from the User Menu. Make sure you have the user's ID associated with the correct Canvas URL.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
Note: When acting as a user, language preferences do not apply and will always be shown in the default language.
Open User Menu
To open the User Menu, tap the Menu icon.
Open Masquerade Feature
Tap the Act as User link.
Note: If the Act as User link is not available in your User Menu, you do not have the permission to perform this action.
Enter User ID
In the User ID field , enter the Canvas ID number for the user. The domain will already be populated for you . Then tap the Act as User button .
Note: The user's Canvas ID can be found as part of the user's URL in the web version of Canvas. Make sure you have the user's ID associated with the correct Canvas URL.
View App as User
View the Student app as the user. A magenta border  and the user's Profile icon  will display on every page while you are acting as the user.
Stop Acting as User
To stop acting as user, tap the user's Profile icon.