While the Student View button is easily found under the Settings panel of the course navigation menu, many of the instructors at my institution still would prefer for it to be accessible on their home screen. Other Learning Management Systems offer a Student View button that is a bit more global, thereby allowing an instructor to quickly jump into the Student View from just about any location in LMS. @ian_heung had previously suggested the idea for this feature in his idea, https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/2057-quick-toggle-student-view, and its status has been updated to be on the Product Radar, but I am uncertain as to what the timeline for deployment may be.
Determine if the user has an associated role as a Teacher for one or more courses.
Render a "global" Student View button in the upper right corner the courses associated with this user.
Hide the button when the user triggers the Student View.
Prevent the button from rendering if the user is in a course where he or she is technically a Student.
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I'm a Texan, born and raised, though I spent all of my years in college and graduate school in the northeast. I attended MIT, where I obtained a BS in Biology, and then received a MS in Cell and Molecular Biology from UPenn.
After leaving the northeast, I moved back to the Dallas area to be a bit closer to my family, and landed a job at Collin College. Initially, I was lab staff, and prepped and taught biology labs. I recognized early on in during my tenure that students across our campuses needed a consistent lab experience.
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