Using Student Test Accounts

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:15am

You may have noticed that the Canvas Student View (available on both the Home and in the Settings on the right-hand side) doesn't work for testing the student experience in external tools. It also doesn’t work for testing some core Canvas functionality, such as quiz previews and the Group workspaces. For that reason, we recommend to create a dummy student account using the sponsored ID account process and then enroll that student as a Test Student using the Course Admin Tools function (which you can turn on under Settings > Navigation > Enable).


You could also create a dummy student account with the guest ID, but the advantage of using a sponsored ID is that you can request a linked Google account too, which will allow you to test Google Doc integrations of various types as well.