The Student View allows instructors to see what course content, assignments, quizzes, and other activities look like from a student's viewpoint.

Generally, most content looks the same to instructors and students in Canvas, but it can be helpful to view your course from the perspective of your students when working with grading and assignments and to make sure that the relevant units and learning items have been published.

You can access the student view by clicking the “Student View” button available to the right-hand side of the interface.

Student View Button

This allows you to see the course from the student perspective. While in student view, at the base of your screen, you will see a coloured bar to indicate you are in student view. 

You can leave the student view by clicking on the “Leave Student View” button to the right-hand side of this bar.

Student View Bar at the base of the screen.