Tech Tip: See and interact with your course using Student View
Have you posted content in your Quercus course, only to have students indicate they cannot see it? There is an easy way to check what students can “see” in your course and interact with your course as if you are an enrolled student.
Student View is a feature in Quercus which allows you to see your course from a student’s perspective, but also interact with your course as a pretend student. Student View creates a “Test Student” in your course, which you can browse your course elements and even go through the experience of completing an assignment. When in Student View, submit the assignment as the Test Student, leave Student View to give your pretend student a grade and feedback, and then return to Student View to see what your grade and feedback will look like from the student perspective.
Quercus assignments provides multiple outlets to include feedback, Student View is a way to check what feedback is visible to students. Don’t worry about your grade curves or averages, as the grade you give to yourself as the Test Student does not affect those.
Using Student View is also a great way to check if you forget about items that might be hidden in modules, or if an assignment grade has not been posted to your students yet. Student View works with all built-in Quercus Tools, but may not work with integrated tools.