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Viewing Your Couse as a Student


Murray Gray in Course Content

Dec 08, 2020 - 2 min read. Available on all plans.

Before you start setting your program or course, you might want to view the membership site as your student would see it.

Viewing your course in admin "preview" mode

First, we provide an admin "preview" mode that allows you to view any page while you're logged in as an administrator. It's useful to have a quick look over your course, but remember that you won't see things exactly as your student will (because you're an administrator, after all), plus no data will save, and no points will accrue either.

Here's how to enter admin preview mode:

  • From the main page, click on the Course whose membership site you want to preview
  • Click on the link at the top of the page to preview the Membership Site for this Course, as your Student would see it.
  • You can click around in the Membership Site, "

To customize your Student Membership Site pages, here's how to do that.

Viewing your course in "student" mode

If you want to view your course EXACTLY as a student would see it, then you'll need to add yourself AS a student.

In order to do this, we HIGHLY recommend you do NOT use your administrator email address — because settings have a way of getting messed up, especially when you're mixing your "admin" and "student" roles in the same system.

The recommended way to do this is by adding yourself using a NEW email address if you have other email addresses on other systems. If you don't, then you can "create" new email addresses by adjusting your existing one.

For example, my email address is "[email protected]". When I test as a student, I create "new" email addresses in the following format: "[email protected]".

The plus sign and everything after it is usually ignored by email servers, but is still seen as a "unique" email address that you can use to test your account any time you wish.

So just add yourself as a student using a new email address and then you can use the magic link to get into the course and explore how it works as a student.

IMPORTANT: For safest testing, we highly recommend testing in another browser that's not your main one. That will ensure that cookies don't get messed up between your student and admin accounts.

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