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Preview course as a Student When a Group Member

Summary


This article will show you how to preview your course as a student when you are a group member.

Create the Preview Student

  • Go to the blackboard course that you are teaching
  • Click the student preview mode button at the top right to turn on student preview (click image for larger view)

blackboard screen w/ upper right hand corner where eye symbol is located circled

  • Click the exit preview at the top right and you will see three options (click image for larger view)

screenshot of student preview mode; select "Exit Preview" button from the yellow bar across the top of the screen

  • Click the second option labeled Keep the preview user and all data
  • Click continue 

screenshot of the offered menu; select the middle option of "Keep the preview user and all data" then click Continue

Enrolling the Preview Student

  • In the Course Management menu –> Select Users and Groups –> Select Groups

screenshot of course management menu. Select Users and Groups --> Select Groups

  • Create a Group or click All Users in the top right if your groups exist (click image for larger view)

screenshot showing Create Group and All Users on Blackboard

  • In the Create and Manage Groups process 
    • Add your preview user account to the group membership
  • In the All Users menu Hover above your preview user name
    • Click +Add to Group
    • Select the Group
    • Click Submit
  • Add your preview user to the group
  • Click Submit (click image for larger view)

screenshot of the "All Users" screen and what the student preview would look like

screenshot of the Select a Group box

Enter Preview Student mode again.

  • Click the student preview mode button at the top right to turn on student preview student_preview_icon_green
  • You will now see any group items available to the group your preview student was enrolled in. (click image for larger view)

screenshot of student preview mode with a student in a group

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