Moodle: View site as a student

If at any time you wish to see the course the way a student or other participant sees it, you have the option to switch your role.

Before you start, you may need the following:

  • an Instructor of Record or Other Editing Teacher role in a Bryn Mawr Moodle course.
  1. Click on your name to access the drop-down menu. Select  “Switch role to…“ to see a list of roles that you may select (See this post on Moodle: Enroll or unenroll participants for a list of roles and their meanings in Moodle). Please note that this only works inside a course page and is not available on the Dashboard.
  2. Once you select a different role, you may view your course this way, but it won’t let you participate in activities as if you were a student (e.g. take a quiz, submit an assignment, etc.).
  3. When you’re ready to switch back to your regular role, just click on your name again and choose “Return to my normal role“.


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor