D2L - Impersonate a Student

Last Updated: 05/06/2014
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Overview

As an instructor in a D2L course you have the ability to see your course from a student's perspective by using the Impersonate tool. For this purpose, each D2L courses has a demo student enrolled named !Impersonate, !Student (last name, first name). The process of impersonating this student is demonstrated below.

*Important Notes: 

  • If multiple demo students are needed, contact the ATC for your school or the IT Service Center in order to get another demo student enrolled into your course.
  • The !Impersonate, !Student cannot be enrolled in Groups or Sections in D2L. Therefore, it cannot be used to test these tools from a student's perspective.
This tutorial is operating system independent.

Step 1

Access your D2L course. From the Communication drop-down menu click on Classlist.

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Step 2

Select the "All" tab. Locate the demo student named !Impersonate, !Student (displayed as: last name, first name) and click on the drop-down menu to the right of the student's name and select Impersonate, as shown to the left.

*Note: If multiple demo students are needed for your course, contact the ATC for your school or the IT Service Center in order to get another demo student enrolled into your course. The possible other names of demo students are:

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Molly Brown
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Mark Twain
  • Albert Einstein
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Step 3

An alert will pop up asking if you would like to impersonate this person, click Yes.

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Step 4

You will now be able to view your course through the eyes of a student.

Step 5

In this view a new option will appear above your navigation bar saying:

!Student !Impersonate

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Step 6

To stop impersonating a student click the drop-down menu and select Restore button.

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