Using the DemoStudent Block to Test the Student Experience
Last modified on 11 May 2023 05:42 PM
The following article contains features, steps, and/or screenshots that are updated for the new version of eClass that will be available June 24th, 2023. If you have questions before that time please contact IST eClass support.
Instructors have the ability to view their course as how a student would see it for the purposes of testing and ensuring that course content meets the instructor's presentation expectations. There are two ways this can be done:
Under your profile image on the upper-right corner of eClass, choose Switch role to... and the click on the role you wish to quickly switch to on the following page.
For more extensive course testing as a student, use the DemoStudent View by first adding the DemoStudent block.
With the Edit Mode on, click on Add a block on the right pull-out pane.
With the DemoStudent Block added, you can Create a DemoStudent by clicking on the button. This will create a DemoStudent account/profile that will follow the format DemoStudent YourLastName.
After creating your DemoStudent, the block will change options show Switch to DemoStudent or Unenrol DemoStudent.
The DemoStudent block updates to show what view you are currently in. If you are in the DemoStudent view and want to change back, click on the Return to my Instructor role.
Please note that, while in the any Student mode, all student-based restrictions will apply, (i.e. you will not see hidden content or access content that imposes restrictions on students.)
You can also check to see what mode you are in by looking at your profile on the upper-right in eClass.
You may see a message in the DemoStudent block when you switch to the DemoStudent view with a message, "This course is currently unavailable to students", which indicates that your course is closed for access and you should open your course so that your DemoStudent will be able to view it. See Controlling Student Access to Your Course.