Masquerading, or becoming a user, allows admins to login as the user without a password. There are some limitations. You can take any action as though you are the user but the audit logs will show that you performed the tasks while masquerading. Only admins with the correct permissions can masquerade as other users.
You can masquerade via the course People page of a course where you are enrolled. If you are not enrolled in any courses, you can masquerade via your Profile page. To masquerade via your Profile, you must know the user's ID to masquerade. 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 masquerading as a user, language preferences do not apply and will always be shown in the default language.
Masquerade via Course
To masquerade as a user through a course, in the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.
Masquerade via Profile
To masquerade via your Profile, tap the Profile icon.
Enter User ID
In the User ID field , enter the Canvas ID number for the user. The domain will already be populated for you. Tap the Masquerade button .