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Can I access a sample student account?
Can I access a sample student account?

Learn more about accessing a demo student view as a teacher

Alasdair McMillan avatar
Written by Alasdair McMillan
Updated over a week ago

Looking to see what students in your class see? It's easy to add yourself as a student in any of your classes, or activate a Sample Student.

Add yourself as a student

If you'd like to set up an account as a 'real' student that will be visible to the rest of your class, allowing you to create posts, comments, and complete activities in the same way as your other students, you can add yourself as a student with just one click!

  1. Open the People tab within any of your classes

  2. Click the toggle to the right of the 'Add your student account?' prompt

That's all there is to it! After completing these steps, you can toggle between Teacher and Student account views by clicking on your avatar (or initials) at the top right of the screen.

  • You can create posts and submit activities either by:

    • switching to the student account, to see what they look like from a real student's perspective

    • or from within your teacher account, by selecting your own name when using the options to add posts or submit activities on a student's behalf

  • Once you have added yourself to one class as a student, you can repeat these same steps to join other classes within your account.

  • You can also use the Add Class option in the Student interface to join another class with a Class Code.

  • If your space settings allow students to see each other's posts and/or comments, any that you create using your student account will be visible to other students.

Adding a Sample Student

If you'd like to be able to test out creating posts from your teacher account without creating a 'real' student account for yourself, you can also enable the Sample Student option.

To enable the Sample Student, you can either toggle the option on while creating a new class, or enable it for an existing class by:

  1. Clicking on your Class Name at the top left

  2. Clicking Edit

  3. Toggling on the Sample Student option

What can I do with my Sample Student?

  • Once you have enabled your Sample Student, you can create a post on their behalf to test out or demonstrate the process.

  • Simply click Create at the bottom right, and then when selecting students, choose the Sample Student option. To learn more about the options for creating posts, check out this article.

  • After you've created some posts for your sample student, you can also add teacher comments on the posts. You can also add the sample student to Individual or Group spaces.

  • Any posts created for the sample student, or comments on them, are not visible to other students within the class.

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