Checking a course from Student View:
After creating content or modifying assignment settings, you should switch into Canvas’ student view to make sure your page looks as intended to students in your class.
Step 1: On your Canvas course shell, click on settings at the bottom of the left side bar.
Step 2: Click on Student View at the top right hand corner.
Step 3: Navigate to the Canvas page you would like to view as a student. To exit this feature, click Leave Student View in the bottom right corner of the screen.
While you are in Student View, consider checking the following:
- Assignments and Discussions: can you see all the assignments and discussions for the semester, and no extra assignments? If assignments seem to be missing, check that they are published after you leave Student View.
- Course Summary (on the Syllabus page): can you see all the items that should have due or to-do dates (assignments, quizzes, discussions)? If not, make sure they are published and have due or to-do dates once you leave Student View.
- The course menu on the left: can you see all the things you want students to see? Can you see items students don’t need? You can adjust the menu using the Navigation tab in the course settings.