To make it easy to preview your course design from a learner's point of view, you can add test learners and impersonate them. There are two ways you can add test learners – from the Course page or from the course Participants page.

Adding test learners

From the course page

Open the course context menu and click Test users. In the next layer of the menu, specify how many test learners you want to add to your course. Click on + Add test users. If you have a Super plan or above, you have access to the Assistant role type and you will also be able to add test assistants.

Screenshot of where to find the Test users menu item in the course sidebar

From the Participants page

Click the Test users button on top of the Participants table. Specify how many test learners you want to add to your course. Click on + Add test users. If you have a Super plan or above, you have access to the Assistant role type and you will also be able to add test assistants.

Screenshot of where to find the Test users menu on the Participants page

Impersonating test learners

The easiest way to impersonate test learners is from the course sidebar. Open the Test users context menu and click the test learner you want to impersonate. You will now see the current activity impersonating the selected test learner. You can now go through the course, complete activities and see how the course design works from a learner's point of view. Once you're done you can exit impersonation mode.

Screenshot of the list of test users available from the course sidebar

Switching between test learners

While you're in impersonation mode, you can easily switch between users in the bottom right corner. Simply open up the menu and switch to another account.

Screenshot of how to switch between users while in impersonation mode

Deleting test learners and their data

When you're ready to start enrolling real learners into your course, you can go ahead and delete your test learners and their data. Simply open up the Test users menu and click Remove test data.

Screenshot showing where to find the Remove test data action

Test users and data

Test learners create real data in your institution. That means their data will show up in the Results page, Summary page and will be included in dashboard visualisations. The only place where test users will be filtered out is in the institution's active users count and daily active users visualisation.

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