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.

View Moodle as a student

  1. Click on your initials 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 through the perspective of that specific role, but it won’t let you participate in activities as if you were a student (e.g. take a quiz, submit an assignment, etc.). After that role is selected, it will be labeled next to your initials. 
  3. When you’re ready to switch back to your regular role, just click on your initials again and choose Return to my normal role.

Videos & Further Reading on viewing sites as a student


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