Using a Test Student Account to View Your Course Content

Impersonate allows you to “log in” as a specific user. For example, it would be beneficial to impersonate a test student when confirming your newly designed course functions as intended. 

NOTE: Instructors may only impersonate test students in a sandbox. The Impersonate option is not available to instructors in live courses. Only Brightspace administrators have the ability to impersonate other users.

To impersonate a test student:

  1. From the navbar, click on Communication Classlist.
  2. From the context menu for Test, Student, choose Impersonate.
  3. Click Yes on the pop-up dialog box to confirm that you do want to impersonate the student.
NOTE: When you are impersonating the test student, your name on the minibar will be replaced by “Student Test” in red text.

To exit impersonation:

  1. Click the arrow next to the Student Test name in the minibar.
  2. Click the X next to stop impersonating the Test Student.