How do I delete the test student?
Hi Charles and welcome to the Canvas Community!
To remove the Test Student from your course, including the Gradebook, follow these steps:
If you use Student View again, it will recreate the Test Student in the course Gradebook.
I am suspecting that you are asking how you can remove the test student from the gradebook, and also delete any submissions by "Student, Test" in your classrooms.
As for Gradebook, you cannot remove Test Student. They are a standard part of your course's gradebook after using them even once.
However, any submissions (except discussion posts) and grades can be removed by reentering Student View, and clicking the "Reset Test Student" link in that lower banner. You can learn more at How do I view a course as a test student using Student View?
Even though resetting the test student will not remove any discussions postings, you can manually remove them as a teacher. Learn how to do this at How do I edit or delete student discussion replies in a course?
I hope this is helpful,
Oooooo, nice trick Randy !
Six years as a Canvas admin, so how did I miss that one?
Thank you, Sir!
We had a number of faculty that really wanted to get rid of the test student in the grade book because it was being used in calculating averages and such so we figured out how to remove it temporarily until folks used student view again. We are still on the old gradebook and I really should go back and see if the test student is used in calculations. Do you know if this is still true?
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