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 access to the following:

  • a teacher role in a Bryn Mawr Moodle course (i.e., Instructor of record, Other editing teacher, Non-editing teacher)
  1. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner of Moodle. You should see an option at the bottom of the drop-down menu that says “Switch role to…“. Click this 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