LaunchPad > Viewing Your Course as a Student

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Note: Answering questions on homework assignments using either of the following methods will prevent you from further editing the homework assignment. See the help article How can I review Homework activities as a student? for a workaround.

Method 1

The only way to view your course exactly as a student sees it is to create a LaunchPad student account by signing up for free trial access.

You will need to use a different email address from your LaunchPad instructor account.

Method 2

You can also access a student preview when you are signed in as an instructor, but this view will not be exactly the same as a student's experience of the site.

For example, you may still have the option to edit assignments while previewing them, or you may see instructor-specific messaging like in the screenshot below.

If you still want to use this method:

In the instructor LaunchPad, click Preview as Student.


Once the page loads, you will be in student view. To serve as a reminder, there will be a yellow bar at the top of your screen.

To return to instructor view, click Return to Faculty View within the yellow bar.