What you see as an instructor in Blackboard is different than what your students are seeing. Fortunately, Blackboard offers the “student preview” function so that you can temporarily jump into the student role and take a look from that point of view. Student preview is absolutely the best way to rapidly troubleshoot issues in your course because it allows you to:

  • Check visibility /availability of tests, assignments and other course materials
  • Take a test
  • Submit an assignment and see what feedback looks like
  • Check out how discussion forums look
  • And most other things from the student point of view

This video explains how. 

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