What are the Student Preview tools?

The Student Preview tool and Become Student tool allow you to view your Learn.UQ course in a format almost identical to how a student enrolled in the course would see it. 

Why would I use the these tools?

The tools can be used to check the presentation of resources, test interactive tools such as tests and check what students can view in My Grades.

The Become Student tool (develop by UQ ITS) allows you to test both Blackboard tools (tests, surveys, discussion boards, blogs, journals and wikis) as well as non Blackboard tools such as Turnitin. This tool is also useful to test group functionality as it has two test students.

The Student Preview tool can only be used with Blackboard tools.

What are the differences between the two tools?

  Student Preview Tool Become Student Tool
  • Submit assignments
  • Take tests
  • Create blog and discussion posts
  • Create journal and wiki entries
  • View student tools, such as My Grades
  • View your course as a student
  • Test interactive tools (e.g. Tests)
  • Check what students are able to see in My Grades
  • Can only be used to test Blackboard tools
  • Only one test student, so it is not possible to test group functionality
  • The ECP (Electronic Course Profile) does not work
  • Your course must be available to students for the tool to work
  • Only users with the role of Instructor or Teaching Assistant can use the tool