Enrolling People

Manage User Enrolment in a VU Collaborate Space.

Impersonating a Test Student

This help article will explain how you can experience your VU Collaborate space from a student’s perspective by using the Impersonate option.

As an Instructor in VU Collaborate, you have the ability to experience your space from a student’s perspective by using the Impersonate option. For this purpose, each VU Collaborate space has a test student enrolled named TestStudent, space name/code. By impersonating the test student you can view your content, attempt quizzes and practice grading. To impersonate a test student, complete the following steps:

Step One: Access the Classlist


1. Navigate to your VU Collaborate Space and click on Communication.

2. Select Classlist.

Image of Communication Drop-Down Menu with Classlist highlighed

Step Two: Search for the TestStudent


1. Click on the box next to Search For and type in TestStudent.

Note: If you can’t see it in the list, type TestStudent in the Search For box and click Image of Magnifying Glass Icon search.

Image of Classlist Screen with TestStudent written on Search For tab

Step Three: Impersonating the TestStudent


1. Click on the button located on the right of the student's name.

2. Select Impersonate.

Image of Drop-down menu next to the Students Name selected with the Impersonate button highlighted

3. Click Yes on the Confirmation prompt.

Image of Confirmation screen with Yes highlighted


You will now be able to view your space through the eyes of a student. In this view, a new option will appear in your minibar.

Image of VU Collaborate Menu with Student Name highlighted

Step Four: Stop Impersonating TestStudent


1. Click the drop-down menu on the minibar at the top of the screen.

2. Select Restore.

Image of VU Collaborate Menu with Student Name Drop-down menu selected and Restore highlighted