cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Quick Toggle Student View

Quick Toggle Student View

(3)
Being able to toggle into Student View within my classes in order to double- and triple-check to make sure "everything is as it should seem" is a wonderful feature built into Canvas.

 

FEATURE IDEA: Have a quick toggle button located at the upper-righthand navigation that allowed me to toggle Student View ON/OFF easily, would improve my workflow and efficiency in setting up new assignment / pages / etc.

 

This idea has been developed and is On Canvas Beta  How do I access the Canvas beta environment?

For more information, please read through the Canvas Release Notes (2020-12-19) - Canvas Community 

73 Comments
Community Team
Community Team

This feature idea is now open for voting.

Surveyor

Yes, please! This would make my life much easier and increase the usage of the very helpful Student View functionality.

Surveyor

Yes, having a quick on/off toggle for the student view in the always accessible navigation pane would make life easier.  Of course we would miss the Twister game - bottom left to settings, upper right to click the student view button, and bottom right to leave student view - of turning the view on and then off.

Community Member

Great idea!

It'd be much easier training people about this as well.. rather than having to get out of where they were, go to Settings... etc, then how to get out of it afterwards!

Community Member

Haha YES!

:smileylaugh:

Community Member

It would also be nice for there to be a difference between a Test Student and a Student View. Student View would allow you to view any page as a student, even if you haven't met the prerequisites to access that module. Test Student would require you to go through all of the prerequisites in the order students will actually experience them.

Learner II

It'd also just be helpful to have the current button on the Course Dashboard, instead of having to click through to Settings.

Community Coach
Community Coach

Currently, we use masquerading as a way to get the student view. This would be an amazing update. Teachers would be able to have the student-view without having to act as another user (and contribute to that other user's analytics).

Surveyor II

Toggle would be awesome!!  Yes, please and hurry!

Community Advocate
Community Advocate

I totally agree with this feature request.  Right now, "Student View" is great...but buried.  It needs to be more up-front and center for faculty to remember it's there.