Switching to Student Role

Welcome! In this tutorial, you will learn how to view your courses in different roles.

Each user has a default role in Moodle, for example instructor or student. Depending on your default role, you may be able to switch to other roles. This function is especially useful for instructors to check how the course site looks from the students’ viewpoint.

In order to switch to roles, follow the following steps:

Step 1:

After you’ve turned on editing, find the administration block. Click on “Switch role to…” and select the desired role from among the list (e.g., “student”).

This is a screenshot explaining how to switch to the student-view mode.
Switching to student view

Step 2:

To switch back to your normal role, click on “Return to my normal role”, also in the administration block.

Screenshot showing how to switch back to instructor view
Switching back to instructor role

For Support

If you encounter difficulty during any part of these tasks, please e-mail us at olt@iastate.edu for assistance, or stop by 306 Ross during our scheduled support hours. If you cannot see the images in this documentation, click here.