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How to Use Role Switch

This article will demonstrate how to switch roles within D2L to view as student

To use Role Switch click on your name in the upper-right hand corner of the Course Home page, and the menu will allow you to "change" your role temporarily to view the course and it's tools as any role with permission beneath yours: i.e., if you are enrolled as an Instructor at the organization level, you will be able to view as Student, TA, or Guest. 

  • Note: Students can only view as Students, and TA's can only view as TA's within this specific course. 

role switch menu drops down

You may want to use this tool to double-check that your students can view the things you want them to see, or verify that they cannot view something you do not want them to see at the moment. 

  • For example: published content items, or grades

click the (x) to stop viewing as student

Keywords:student, role, switch, instructor, view as, preview   Doc ID:62695
Owner:Kim M.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2016-04-13 10:19 CDTUpdated:2020-03-06 14:09 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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