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Blackboard Learn 9.1. 201404.160205 – The New Student Preview

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Student Preview

Student Preview

As technical support for the online classroom, I am often asked by faculty members about how to preview their course as a student. For a while we used the edit mode, but everyone knows that is not a true student view. Then we moved to the Add A Test Student tool, which required the faculty member to log out and back in under a demo-student. Finally blackboard has added a Student View that does not require a log out.

The Enter Student Preview function appears in the top-right corner of your course pages, next to the Change Course Theme function.

With student preview, you can experience your course as your students do. You can do the following student activities:

  • Submit assignments
  • Take tests
  • Create blog and discussion posts
  • Create journal and wiki entries
  • View student tools, such as My Grades

Student Preview is a great improvement over previous solutions. The next time a student tells you that they cannot see an assignment, take a look for yourself.


Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

June 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

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